Sunday, 6 September 2015

Edinburgh International Book Festival and Bell Burnell


My Edinburgh International Book Festival experience was excellent. I really enjoyed it. Very good turn out at my and Karine Marcal’s joint event. A blazingly hot day too. 
The private talk I did for festival sponsors, investment management partnership Baillie Gifford, also went well. I was worried about doing this talk, because my work has been so critical of the financial industry. I thought it might be a hostile crowd, but they were all perfectly nice. I was actually picked up at the hotel by a taxi and driven to their flash Edinburgh HQ - a very imposing glass edifice with a striking view across the Firth of Forth. 

Here's are three pages from a story about the astronomer Jocelyn Bell Burnell. This strip is a chapter of a book I'm working on about scientists. I'll be covering a number of people, among who are Fred Hoyle, and Antoine Lavoisier. Others I've yet to decide on. Feel free to make suggestions.






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