Start: 7:00 pm
Introduction by Don George! Simon Winchester presents Skulls: An Exploration of Alan Dudley's Curious Collection ($29.95), a heady, visually spellbinding, never-before-seen look at what is probably the world's largest and most complete private collection of skulls. In heady detail, Winchester details the story of the collector and his unusual collection, as well as the biology, history, and iconography of skulls.Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books, including The Professor and the Madman, The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, and Krakatoa. Those books were New York Times bestsellers and appeared on numerous best and notable lists. In 2006, Mr. Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by her Majesty the Queen.