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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. This riotous, charming and moving novel spans almost a century of European history and shines a light on the real man behind the myth. Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, R.J. Gadney reveals the real Einstein, his loves and losses, his public and private personas.
'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'
'An informative and unsettling portrait of a great man and his times'
'Enchanting . . . A model of its kind; concise, funny and vivid'
Times Literary Supplement
'Engrossing . . . An intriguing addition to the canon of fictionalised biography . . . Impressive'
'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'