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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Congratulations to the whole Lit Fest team. I am glad it has been such a well-deserved success! The huge effort put into it is very clear to see, it is great when that is acknowledged and rewarded! We have been very happy to host the event -we are all very proud to be involved with the Lit Fest...
I did so enjoy being with you and doing my stuff. I hope to see you again, though I am so busy I don't seem to have time for writing much at present! I am
sure your festival will go from strength to strength….
Thank you for allowing me to be part of this great event. Well done to both of you, fantastic event.
Thank YOU for hosting us so brilliantly on Sunday. Dad and I had a great time and were both really impressed by the very smooth running of your festival. It was a total pleasure being there with you, Helen, and the team. Congrats to all concerned on a job well done. It was fun to be a part of it.
I very much enjoyed giving my talk and meeting you and all your colleagues. I can think of no way you could have been more accommodating.
Kate Adie's Desert Island Books was thoroughly enjoyable! I had no idea she was (a) so glamorous and (b) so delightfully funny.