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Ruth Padel

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About the Author

RUTH PADEL has written twelve collections of poetry, including the best-selling Darwin: A Life in Poems. She was the first resident writer at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and the first money she ever earned–five pounds–was as a student playing viola in Westminster Abbey. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor of Poetry at King’s College London.

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