• "Trevor Norton has shown that a gifted writer is an alchemist... Norton's agile prose is burnished with faintly mocking humour, and he has the natural storyteller's eye for detail"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "This anecdote-packed book reads rather like the draft of a rollicking after-dinner speech... rich entertainment"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "Norton writes with wit and a fine eye for the poetry in the scientific work... funny and gripping"