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Simon S

I have the Indian Clerk on my TBR, I might have to race you. Hope your feeling better backwise!

I loved the Susanna Kearsley which was published in hardback as The Winter Sea. A lovely story set in the present & past & the Scottish setting enticed me straightaway. I've read all SK's books & loved the time slip aspect of them all.


I'm about half way through it now and enjoying it very much indeed.

adele geras

I read Philippe Claudel's GREY SOULS some while back and I can't recommend that highly enough. It's brilliant, so I have high hopes of Brodeck's report which is on my next book list...

Dark Puss

The Indian Clerk in question is Srinivasa Ramanujan. If you read the book you may well discover the significance of the number 1729! I think (warning, a non-expert opinion expressed here) one might rate Russell as an equal in the circles of British mathematicians. We were, in general, rather behind the stellar heights (especially in rigour) being reached by France, Switzerland and Germany at the time. I strongly recommend to you, as a non-mathematician, Hardy's excellent essay A Mathematician's Apology, available on-line from's%20Apology.pdf .


Just finished it, Simon!

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