This is the extraordinary story of the polymath
Thomas Young, who cared less about what others
thought of him than for the unbridled pursuit of
Andrew Robinson is a King's scholar of Eton College and holds degrees from Oxford University ( in science) and the school of Oriental and African Studies, London. He is the author of more than a dozen books including four biographies : Einstein : A Hundred Years of Relativity; The Man Who deciphered Linear B: The Story of Michael Ventris; Satyajit Ray: The Inner Eye; and Rabindranath Tagore: The Myriad-minded Man ( written with krishna Dutta). He is literary editor of the Times Higher Education supplement and a visiting fellow of Wolfson college, Cambridge.