In ‘Charles Darwin in Shrewsbury’, the reader is taken through Darwin’s early history, his great adventure on The Beagle and finally to the realisation of his big idea. Alongside this history, the author takes the reader on a guided tour around the town, highlighting the landmarks associated with Darwin. The book places Darwin’s early years in the context of the town and the wider landscape, providing a fresh insight into the naturalist’s personal and intellectual development. It is both a pocket biography and a town guide, a companion for pilgrims to the town and a fascinating insight into the making of a marvellous mind.
For anyone wishing to access the source material for the book, I have curated a list.