First up, my apologies for taking a while to decide the winner, it’s been a frantic couple of weeks and I’m enjoying having some time just to sit and think: Jane Austen vs Charles Darwin – how tempting to meet both of them and how difficult to choose one over the other!
After a lot of thought, I’ve decided to go with CD, mainly because his research changed our whole way of seeing the world (with all the resulting fall out!) Such a significant achievement on the global scale, although I know you could argue that in her own way JA has also contributed so much to the literary scene and to readers (and film makers!)
Thank you both so much for taking the trouble to answer my question. Mary, if you can email your address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org I”ll post the book off to you, and I really hope you enjoy visiting the middle ages and reading about Janna’s quest!