Reviews

  • Magnificent, inspired. He writes like a latter-day Montaigne. Stimulating scientific hypotheses, bold philosophic theories, illuminating quotations and curious facts. I recommend it to all

    Telegraph *****
  • Splendid, highly entertaining, chock-full of insights ... It inserts fascinating scientific snippets and anecdotes about our organs into the wider history of our changing understanding of our bodies

    Sunday Times
  • A relentlessly entertaining cultural history of the human body ... brims with fascinating details, infectious enthusiasm ... the terrain he covers is so richly brought to life

    Guardian
  • Elegant and informative ... For Aldersey-Williams, [the body] is a thing of wonder and a repository of fascinating facts

    Mail on Sunday ****