I would like to comment on the review of my book, My Daughter Beatrice about my daughter Beatrice Tinsley (The Scientist, December 15, 1986, pp. 24-25).

At the time of her death, I was overwhelmed to find how greatly my dear daughter was appreciated as a friend as well as a cosmologist by those brilliant people among whom she worked. As stated in my foreword, I had only a limited selection of readers in mind when I wrote the memoir, but I am very happy to think that someone as experienced as Virginia Trimble should believe that it will make people who never knew Beatrice appreciate her and wish they had known her. I can only say a heartfelt "thank you" for her review.

Having said this, I must add that to me the principal author of the book is Beatrice herself. For without her letters, it...

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