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
Thank you for allowing me to be part of this great event. Well done to both of you, fantastic event.
I don't think you could improve on the experience! Good luck with your plans for 2017 and I wish you all the very best.
I thoroughly enjoyed all six events I attended and would have done many more if my time had allowed. Congratulations to all the people involved for a very well organised event. I am most certainly looking forward to next year's events calendar- the dates are already in my diary.
I'm now back at my desk after Ann Cleeves' mammoth book tour and wanted to send a note to say a huge thank you for hosting such a fantastic event for us. It was a definite highlight out of the 30 events!
We thoroughly enjoyed the Literary Festival again this year and eagerly await the next one...Thank you for bringing a great event to Dorchester.
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.