So, Richard Owen, the driving force behind the creation of one of my favourite places (the Natural History Museum in London), was one arrogant, self-aggrandising, jealous, plagiarising, credit-stealing, ... arsehole.
Good book, tho.
Full review to come later. Right now all I can do is swear at Owen.
I read this for BL-Opoly - "Paradise Pier" Sq. 28 - Read a book that is set during Victoria's reign or that is tagged steampunk on GR."