Deborah Cadbury

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Deborah Cadbury is an award-winning British author and BBC television producer specialising in fundamental issues of science and history, and their effects on modern society.

After graduating from Sussex University in Psychology and Linacre College, Oxford she joined the BBC as a documentary maker and has received numerous international awards, including an Emmy, for her work on the BBC's Horizon strand.

Her film Assault On The Male launched a worldwide scientific research campaign into the hormone-mimicking chemicals that are harming human health.

Her 2000 book The Dinosaur Hunters that examined the bitter rivalry between the early fossil hunters who pieced together the evidence of a prehistoric world was turned into a TV film by Granada Productions

She produced the ground-breaking 2003 docudrama Seven Wonders of the Industrial World for which she also wrote the companion book.

Her 2003 book The Lost King Of France telling the tragic story of Marie Antoinette’s favourite son is to be developed as a film by Lynda La Plante.

In 2005 she produced "Space Race" an award winning Drama, the first BBC co-production between Russia and America.

Her latest book "Chocolate Wars" tells the story of the Quaker Capitalists, including the Cadbury history up to the Kraft takeover.

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Review of The Lost King of France by R.J. Stove, Quadrant 2003 Volume XLVII Number 6