Reviews

  • "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"

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

    Observer