Into the Dark review: Intriguing book dissects darkness

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Into the Dark review: Intriguing book dissects darkness

Streetlamps originated in central London more than two centuries ago

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Into the Dark
Jacqueline Yallop (Icon Books)

WE ARE all familiar with finding ourselves in the dark – physically, or metaphorically. Especially now, in late autumn in the northern hemisphere, it is part of daily life, when we turn off our bedside light to sleep or open the curtains to discover the gloom outside. But what exactly is the dark?

In Into the Dark: What darkness is and why it matters, Jacqueline Yallop sets out to answer that question and more.…

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