• "An engrossing treat of a book... Crammed with hugely enjoyable anecdotes...You'll have a wonderful time reading these reminiscences"

    New Scientist
  • "These essays offer the idiosyncrasy and curiosity value that we expect of good, narrative history, combined with much fine writing... Absorbing and persuasive in just the way good stories are"

  • "consistently enthralling memoirs by leading thinkers...the result is a remarkably dud-free collection"