Book review: ‘Gilbert White: A biography of the author of The Natural History of Selborne’ by Richard Mabey

Brief biography based on limited documentation—so probably the definitive one!

Gilbert WhiteThis is a well-researched, albeit brief, biography. I would be surprised if anyone ever tries to write another, as the historical material seems rather scant (we Darwin groupies are rather spoilt in that respect).

I'd have liked to have seen more discussion about the historical significance of White's magnum (and indeed only) opus, but, other than that, a damn fine read.

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Richard Carter, FCD

Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.WebsiteFacebookTwitterNewsletterBooks

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