'… an enjoyable and informative book … His insights are thought-provoking … This argument, worked through the case histories, is not only impressive but encouraging, opening the way up to all of us and our children.' Galton Institute Newsletter
'The richness of Howe's examples and his clear flowing writing style, recommend this book for serious popular readers.' Contemporary Psychology
Michael J. A. Howe addresses the belief that genius is born not made, suggesting that it is not a gift but the product of a combination of environment, personality and sheer hard work. These ideas are developed through case studies of figures such as Darwin, the Brontë sisters and Einstein.