A polymath is someone who has ‘learned much’. It is often applied to those who are knowledgeable in two academic subject areas but really polymathy is far wider than this. The polymath attempts to improve in physical, intellectual and artistic arenas. The other disabling notion is that all polymaths are geniuses like Leonardo Da Vinci. Not at all. Polymathy describes an approach, not a result. The term ‘blue collar polymath’ describes someone who may be good at fixing things, plays a musical instrument and is studying a foreign language. I have always been fascinated by polymaths and polymathy and this site is a reflection of this.
Meanwhile, my novel about the polymathic Dr Ragab continues to garner good praise both in the press and on Amazon. Kate Saunders of the Times writes that Dr Ragab's Universal Language is, "Wonderfully inventive and entertaining."
Elle magazine call it "an utterly believable mystery story."
Anna Goodall, editor of Penpusher Literary magazine has written that the book shows "a great lightness of touch...the whole novel is very deftly written as well as being humourous throughout….a fantastic read and I urge you to purchase it..."