Samuel Graydon is the science editor at the Times Literary Supplement. He has published short fiction and poetry and won an Alpine fellowship. He lives in Bath with his wife and son. This is his first book.
Illuminating * Nature * A mosaic biography of an exceptional scientist . . . [pieced together] with illuminating skill, style, candour and charm * TLS * For all the thousands of biographies previously written of him, I think Graydon has done a fine and often fascinating job here, and anyone with an interest in science and scientists will absolutely lap this up * Mail on Sunday *