100 untimed books: question

98. question

98. question

Everything I know about the general theory of relativity, everything I know about thought experiments, most of what I know about questions in general, really, comes from the Uncle Albert books. I used to have Ask Uncle Albert: 100 1/2 tricky science questions answered, but I don’t know where it’s gone. Which is a pity, because it would have worked very well for this prompt, and, in fact, this whole series.

100 untimed books

100 untimed books: fighting

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74. fighting

When I was in my early teens, this book was one of my absolute favourites. It’s about a British teenager who finds himself in Romania just as the Ceaucescu regime is falling. I loved it for the idealism, for the music (the narrator is a member of a youth orchestra), for the sense of hope.

The lanyard came from a friend of my father’s who used to work for the EU, and is included with a certain wistfulness.

100 untimed books