John Evelyn Living for Ingenuity

Yale University Press  2006
ISBN 9780 300112276
Evelyn was an enthusiast for knowledge. His book on trees, Sylva,ran into several editions. My intention was to frame him more widely, celebrate his remarkable wife, Mary and the world in which he moved.
Short-listed for the James Tait Black prize for biography.
‘Her intention is to see beyond the diarist, and in this she succeeds handsomely’
Times Literary Supplement 
‘marvellous…Darley pulls it off with wonderful style and economy’
Sunday Telegraph
‘Darley has given Evelyn a new life – fuller, fleshed-out and multi-faceted’
Financial Times Magazine