A fascinating portrait of an indomitable Victorian who deserves to be better understood and celebrated. -- Daily Mail
Fascinating ... Goodman writes enchantingly -- The Literary Review
Goodman has a novelist's eye for evocative detail that lesser writers might miss and the result is as compelling as a historical novel
-- The Times
Highly enjoyable tribute to a pioneer who enabled the human body to survive at the extremes of modern life. -- Nature
Martin Goodman's vivid biography, often surprisingly funny, is a darn good yarn about a darn good man. -- The Scotsman
About the Author
Martin Goodman is the acclaimed author of many works of both fiction and non-fiction. His novel On Bended Knees (1992) was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award, and he has written for, among others, the Guardian, Financial Times and New York Observer. Martin also teaches Creative Writing at Plymouth University. He currently lives in north London. His website is www.martingoodman.com.