• "Brilliantly penetrating...utterly riveting"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Browne knows how to spellbind the reader... The definitive Darwin biography"

    New York Newsday
  • "An authoritative and highly readable biography which uncovers the complex process of scientific discovery"

  • "It is wonderful and marvellous, even magisterial"

    New York Review of Books
  • "Splendid. Her qualifications as a trained biologist, historian of science and skilled editor of the correspondence out her in an ideal position... A wonderful read"