When we lost the wonderful Stephen Hawking in March the whole world mourned the loss of a brilliant mind. One of the world’s most renowned scientists and brilliant thinkers, many of us had come to think he might be around forever but that was not to be.
Hawking wrote several books during his lifetime, and this week London based publisher John Murray announced that a final book from Hawking would be coming later this year with publication expected in October.
Brief Answers to Big Questions will include Hawking’s thoughts and discoveries on everything including the creation of the universe, black holes, alien intelligence, and the existence of God.
The release date has been announced so far as October 16th and fans of the author will be keen to get their hands on it. A portion of the book’s royalties will also go to the Motor Neuron Disease Association and the Stephen Hawking Foundation, so you’re helping a good cause too.
The novel by Ann-Marie Howell is set in 1916 and is about a 12-year-old girl called Clara, who is sent to stay with her Aunt and Uncle at Gardener’s Cottage in the grounds of a sprawling country estate. Clara is soon to discover all the secrets the grounds hold including a locked room, a hidden key and a boy who only appears after dark.
Blood Queen will be released later this year and will tell the story of Lady Macbeth and will be the first book in a series on the queens made famous by the Bard.
Thomas, who is affectionately known as “G” will tell his story about how he came to Tour de France success, a tale of broken bones, crashes and bad luck that ended with glory in France in July. Quercus publishing says that The Tour According to G is the inside story of one of the most thrilling and heart-warming tales in sport and the narrative will be filled with Thomas’ words and insight into the race and the key characters that surround him.
Two decades after the release of Chocolat comes The Strawberry Thief, the fourth book in the series. The novel will feature protagonist Vianne Rocher in the French town of Lansquenet and will be published in hardback, paperback, eBook and audio in April of next year. Pre-order links aren’t yet available but we’ll update once the book is on sale.
On July 23rd a new collection of stories inspired by the classic was published. I am Heathcliff is available in hard cover and for Audible now and we have an excerpt for you to listen to today.