Guaranteed to blow your mind
By James Dacey
As the recession trundles on and the Pound slumps to unprecedented lows against the Euro, many Brits are shying away from foreign travel this year — instead heading to the once popular tourist towns of the English South coast.
If you happen to be holidaying in Devon on 5th of September, anywhere near the town of Torbay, then why not pop along to the Torbay Bookshop. Queen guitarist turned astrophysicist Brian May will be signing copies of his popular science book BANG! The Complete History of the Universe, which has just been released in paperback.
Accompanying the guitar legend will be the book’s co-authors — and regular TV presenters of things “spacey” — Sir Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott.
I can’t make it along myself, sadly, but I wonder if Brian will be chucking in a free copy of his PhD — A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud — which was published for popular audiences around this time last year.