A bit early for Christmas, but I'd buy a copy now and wrap it up ...lively, engaging, admirably wide-ranging Times
'Exuberant...glasses changed the world Sunday Times
There are four billion adults around the globe who wear glasses. It will make you look at specs with fresh eyes New Statesman
This is a thorough, entertaining and thoroughly entertaining history of life through a lens.
Fascinating Rachel Cooke, Observer
Elegantly framed and multi-focal, this is a gloriously panoptical survey. As a history of restored sight it is instructive, and as a narrative of facial furniture it is fascinating