December 2009 sees the publication of Joan Pye’s memoirs “Atoms for the Peace”.
The book can be ordered from www.thememoirclub.co.uk for the price of £14.95 plus £1.95 P&P.
Review from Mark Askew, Secretary General, The Nuclear Institute: “Since its inception in 2004 the Joan Pye Project has been a supporter of the British Nuclear Energy Society, and more recently the newly formed Nuclear Institute. Many of the charitable initiatives undertaken by both bodies would have not been possible without this support for which the bodies, the recipients and industry is suitably grateful. This book reflects the long a interesting life shows clearly Joan’s commitment to many strongly held ideals which is respected by all who are fortunate enough to come into contact with her.”
Andrew Dilnot, Principal of St. Hugh’s College, Oxford says: “Joan Pye’s life has been long and rich. Her recollections and reflections are born out of a range of experience few can hope to match. There is great energy and delight in life in evidence in this memoir, and a determination to see weighty issues taken seriously, as befits a book written by someone whose clarity of thought and composition was honed by study of the Classics in pre-war Oxford.”