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The Lunar Men: The Friends Who Made the Future 1730-1810 Paperback – 4 Sep 2003

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  • Paperback: 588 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (4 Sept. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571216102
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571216109
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 3.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,082 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘A colourful and hugely entertaining read.’ -- Focus

‘A magnificently accomplished and enjoyable book.’ -- Sunday Telegraph

‘An absolute wonder of a book.’ -- Economist

‘An astonishing feat of research, inquiry and fact-collecting . . . The Lunar Men is a considerable historical achievement.’ -- Literary Review

‘An irresistible book, rich as a Christmas pudding in its detail.’ -- Spectator

‘Jenny Uglow escapes into the past with the skill of a master storyteller in this beautifully written book.’ -- Birmingham Post

‘This is an exhilarating book, filled with wonders. Jenny Uglow is the most perfect historian imaginable.’ -- The Times

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The Lunar Men by Jenny Uglow is a vivid group portrait that brings to life the Lunar Society of Birmingham, a group of eighteenth-century amateur experimenters led by the larger-than-life Erasmus Darwin.

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