The Amateur Science of Love
by Craig Sherborne
Text Publishing, $32.95 pb, 288 pp, 9781921758010
Amateurs are untrained but fired by enthusiasm for their subject. By definition, an amateur is passionate about something (in this case love itself, being a lover, and Tilda, the loved object) but the word implies less seriousness than the word ‘science’ does, and can be a pejorative.