Reviews

  • It is a hugely important book - and the story is very well told. Plomin's writing combines passion with reason (and passion for reason) so fluently that it is hard to believe this is his first book for popular consumption, after more than 800 scientific publications. His story is crucial.

    Matt Ridley, The Times
  • An important book, a must-read guide to one enormous aspect of the human future

    Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times
  • I cannot tell you how well thumbed this book is . . . every single person listening to me qualifies to read this book because it's about human beings . . . this is our story

    Jo Good, BBC Radio London
  • A challenging and thought-provoking new book.

    Daily Mail
  • Important new evidence in a never-ending argument

    The Evening Standard
  • You can't read the book without seeing the world afresh.

    Andrew Anthony, Observer (Books of the Year)
  • An extraordinary book

    Stephen Sackur, BBC HARDtalk
  • Plomin writes with authority about the ongoing genomic revolution that will unquestionably transform our lives and society.

    Steven Mithen, The Guardian
  • No-one should be making any proposals about how to improve education without being aware of the contents of, and ideally having read, Robert Plomin's new book, Blueprint. Uncomfortable, but essential reading.

    Dylan William, Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Education
  • Plomin takes recent genetic research and draws some provocative conclusions.

    Andrew Anthony, The Guardian