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Darwin - A Life In Poems - Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel, poet and Charles Darwin's great, great granddaughter, visited and spoke at Orpington library, as part of the Discover Darwin project funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund, linking the local community with the life and work of Bromley's famous resident, Charles Darwin.

Fifty people turned up to hear Ruth read from her book - Darwin: A Life in Poems and discuss his work and family life, many years of which were spent in the village of Downe. She also read excerpts from her first, recently published novel - Where the Serpent Lives, which continued the theme of biodiversity and family life. Senior Librarian, Jackie Shearring, said it was a rare treat for the many reading group members in the audience to talk to an author whose books they had read.

Darwin - A Life In Poems - Ruth Padel