Part memoir, part biography, part book about creative writing and what really makes a novel, This Is Not A Book About Charles Darwin is also a brave book about failure. For years readers, journalists and Darwin enthusiasts have asked Emma ‘When are you going to write a book about your family?’ So, she set out to grow a novel from the science, art and creativity that runs through 250 years of her Darwin-Wedgwood family, only to succumb to a fierce struggle between her heritage and her identity as a writer, which nearly killed her. Jane Wenham-Jones is an author, journalist, presenter, creative writing tutor and speaker.