Mathematics makes the Earth go round for Graeme Browm
Best book ever
Letters and Papers from Prison by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He was executed by the Nazis in 1945, and this is a bundle of messages smuggled to family and friends on scraps of paper. I found it by accident in a college library. I don't read fiction. I read to follow an interest; then I stop and digest.
I've been working on maths materials at Bletchley Park (the wartime Enigma code-breaking centre) so I've been reading Andrew Hodges's Alan Turing: the enigma - a beautiful read - and Simon Singh's The Code Book. My favourite maths book is TW Korner's The Pleasures of Counting. It charms anyone into seeing how exciting, challenging and significant maths can be.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (starring Jack Nicholson, pictured) had a massive impact on me at 17.
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