'... a fascinating and amusing collection of stories about mathematicians and the mathematical world ... The pace is quick and I have to admit that I read it in one sitting and then left it by the loo so that I could skim through again looking for my favourites ... I hope that a really wide audience will read it as it brings to life a world that most people cannot imagine.' The Mathematical Gazette
This is a collection of tales about mathematicians and the mathematical, derived from the author's experience. It shares the nature of the mathematical enterprise, and gives a glimpse of mathematical culture. It is written in a brisk and engaging manner and also includes a number of attractive photographs and illustrations.