A radical reappraisal of Charles Darwin from the bestselling author of Victoria: A Life.
Much more than an account of a charming, shy, rich Victorian naturalist, Charles Darwin is, in part, the story of the intellectual life of the West over the last two centuries. Darwin was the product of his times, and acknowledged his theories were based not only on biology but the work of social economists. Darwin, as portrayed by A N Wilson, was the creator of a myth as powerful as that of the Bible. The response to his work has upset Creationists from the mid-19th century onwards, and made him the focus of irrational disdain.
A N Wilson grew up in Staffordshire and was educated at Rugby and New College, Oxford. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he is an award winning biographer, journalist and novelist and holds a prominent position in the world of literature and journalism.
Friday 20th October 4.00pm
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It is really great to have a Literary Festival in Dorchester and I really appreciate all the hard work that goes into making it happen.
A really enjoyable and unusual event. I got a good feeling from it. And am so glad the Festival in general has gone well.
All of us in the Hardy Society were very positive about 'our' first night and the subsequent events. I thought Tony's event with Rachel and Dinah worked very well with interesting conversations from the both of the women.
You and Paul must be very happy with the positive way Dorchester people are continuing to embrace the Festival, and in impressively increasing numbers. Congratulations to both of you.
Next year's dates are already in our diaries and we are looking forward to meeting up with you soon to discuss our involvement.
I felt truly privileged to be able to enjoy so many events in your excellent programme...quite sumptuous! Had I been able to, I would have booked every event!
Paul was an excellent interviewer, and I loved the format. Great audience, acoustics...
Going from strength to strength, well done!