Imagine waking up in the morning in an unfamiliar house, in a bed you don't recognise, next to a stranger. A stranger who explains to you that he is your husband, that this is in fact your house and that you go through this routine every morning, because you are suffering from anterograde amnesia.
While formerly probably mostly known to people who have some background knowledge in the fields of mathematics and computer science, the name Alan Turing is now widely known around the globe. All thanks to the Academy Award nominated movie The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean)
"We took away your art because we thought it would reveal your souls. Or to put it more finely, we did it to prove you had souls at all."
Recently retired, Harold likes to spend most of his time mowing the lawn or chatting with his widowed neighbour Rex. That is until one day he receives a letter that shall interfere with his daily routine and change his life and his marriage drastically.
"When you're in a battle against an enemy so much bigger, so much stronger than you, well, to find out you had a friend you never knew existed, that's the best feeling in the world."
"It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people."
So this time I'm not going to talk about a book or film I'd like to recommend to you but a place where I love to do my book shopping whenever I'm in London.