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Albert Einstein Speaking (Hardback)
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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 03/05/2018
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Princeton. New Jersey. 14th March 1954 'Albert Einstein speaking.' 'Who?' asks the girl on the telephone. 'I'm sorry,' she says. 'I have the wrong number.' 'You have the right number,' Albert says. From a wrong number to a friendship that would impact both their lives, Albert Einstein Speaking begins with two unlikely friends - the world's most respected scientist and a schoolgirl from New Jersey. From their first conversation Mimi Beaufort had a profound effect on Einstein and brought him, in his final years, back to life. In turn he let her into his world. Albert Einstein Speaking is the story of an incredible friendship, and of a remarkable life. The son of an electrician in nineteenth-century Germany, Albert Einstein went on to become one of the twentieth century's most influential scientists and the most famous face in the world. This riotous, charming and moving novel spans almost a century of European history and shines a light on the real man behind the myth.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781786890474
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 243 x 165 x 23 mm
Edition: Main


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Out of this well-documented life, R.J. Gadney has conjured, with an accomplished novelist's art, a strange and luminous fiction, a literary gem beautifully and cunningly poised between historical truth and the warmly imagined. Its finale is deeply affecting -- IAN McEWAN
Engrossing . . . An intriguing addition to the canon of fictionalised biography . . . Impressive * * Evening Standard * *
Curious, engrossing . . . A blend of fiction and fact, written in the urgent present tense, it uses Einstein's life to look at the times he lived through, and vice versa * * iNews * *

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“Fascinating book”

A young girl dials a wrong number and finds herself talking to Albert Einstein on his 75th birthday. This starts a friendship which impacts on both their lives in a way that neither could imagine.
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Hardback edition
20th May 2018
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“5/5”

I absolutely loved reading this, such a heartwarming read. A wrongly dialled phone number created a loving and unlikely friendship between two people generations apart.

Hardback edition
3rd May 2018
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