Sir Richard Holmes is the author of the best-selling The Age of Wonder, which won the Royal Society Prize for Science Books (UK) and has been translated into eleven languages. Among his many accolades, Holmes won the Somerset Maugham Prize for Shelly: The Pursuit. An Honorary Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, and a Fellow of the British Academy, he was awarded the OBE in 1992. He lives in London and Norfolk with the novelist Rose Tremain.
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