On Charles Darwin's horrific mistreatment of books.
In which I find an enigmatic inscription written inside an old book.
My wonderful, long-suffering partner, Jen, filled a gaping hole in my Darwin-groupie library this Christmas.
My wonderful friend Stense bought me two magnificent books for Christmas.
I have just posted a review of the new Guardian ebook 'The Origin of Darwinism: Charles Darwin and The Origin of Species', edited by James Randerson.
I have just posted a review of Dr L.R. Croft's book ‘Darwin and Lady Hope: the Untold Story’. I was not convinced by his thesis that Charles Darwin did indeed return to Christianity on his deathbed.
What does your bookshelf say about you?
Review of Melanie Challenger's new book.
In which I (perhaps) help piece together a vague memory from my father's childhood.
On the intriguing and rather barmy plant taxonomy suggested by the Nineteenth Century art critic and social thinker John Ruskin.