A lively and fascinating biography of Frank Buckland, 'the forgotten man of Victorian science', surgeon, natural historian, bestselling writer and early conservationist - an eccentric giant of his time
Richard Girling is an award-winning environmental journalist. For his work in the Sunday Times he was named Specialist Writer of the Year in the UK Press Awards in 2002, and was shortlisted for the same award in 2005 and 2006. He was Journalist of the Year at the Press Gazette Environmental Press Awards in 2008 and 2009. He has written seven books - most recently, The Hunt for the Golden Mole.
"Hugely entertaining." * Jeremy Paxman *
"[A] tumultuously entertaining biography... [An] irresistibly engaging book." * Sunday Times *
"A rollicking ride through eccentric Victorian England. Frank Buckland is the most engaging of subjects...Girling's infectious enthusiasm for his subject shines through" * The Times *
"Girling brings to rip-roaring life a fascinating Victorian figure of whom few have ever heard; I so wish I could invite Frank Buckland over for dinner." -- Dave Goulson, author of A Sting in the Tale
"An irresistibly engaging account of the life of the David Attenborough of the Victorian era." * Sunday Times *