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Charles Darwin: Victorian Myth Maker – An evening with A.N. Wilson in Bath

Wednesday 6th September 2017

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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We are delighted to announce an evening with A.N.Wilson, acclaimed author of  The Victorians and Gods Funeral. Wilson joins us to discuss his latest biography, Charles Darwin: Victorian Myth Maker, a biography which explores the curious and daring character of Darwin whose work on the theory of evolution was at the forefront of attempts to discredit divine creation. Wilson uses his extensive and insightful knowledge displayed in The Victorians and his biography of Queen Victoria to provide an intimate account of the man and his revolutionary claims.

A. N. Wilson was born in North Staffordshire, and taught literature for seven years at New College Oxford, where he won the Chancellor’s English Essay Prize and the Ellerton Prize. Author of over twenty novels, and as many works of non-fiction. His biography of Tolstoy won the Whitbread Prize in 1988. His biography of Queen Victoria was published to critical acclaim. He is also the author of The Victorians and of God’s Funeral, an account of how the Victorians lost their faith. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and a Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

 

(Author Image: Sam Ardley)