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In Shrinking Violets, Joe Moran explores the hidden world of shyness, providing insights on everything from timidity in lemon sharks to the role of texting in Finnish love affairs. As he seeks answers to the questions that shyness poses, he uncovers the fascinating stories of the men and women who were 'of the violet persuasion', from Charles Darwin to Agatha Christie. Joe Moran explores how being shy is a different way of seeing the world that can be both enriching and inspiring.

©2017 Joe Moran (P)2017 Tantor

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"An intriguing, poignant and passionate story about shyness in humans and animals. I was captivated from start to finish." (Joanna Bourke)
"Joe Moran is the most perceptive and original observer of British life that we have." (Matthew Engel)

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