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    Praise for The Devil's Doctor
    Brilliant... This prodigiously learned volume can only reinforce Ball's reputation as one of our most versatile and gripping science writers. John Carey


    Sunday Times
  • "Stirring and fascinating reading... This is a remarkable piece of work, entertaining and edifying in a way in which so few biographies are. Niall Griffiths"

  • "'This biography is a study of a culture as well as of a man, and in analysing the life and thought of Paracelsus, Ball brings to light a largely forgotten phase of human understanding. It is a considerable achievement.' Peter Ackroyd"

    The Times
  • "[A] wonderfully rich biography... Inspiring and important.'"

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    Praise for Critical Mass:
    'This is a wide-ranging and dazzlingly informed book. I can promise you'll be amazed.' Bill Bryson


    Daily Express