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Einstein's Watch: Being an Unofficial Record of a Year's Most Ownable Things Hardcover – November 16, 2010


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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books (November 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846683440
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846683442
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 4.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,257,382 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A simple idea brilliantly executed... A fantastically eclectic selection... Everything about this book is perfectly judged... If it's not careful this could turn into a Christmas perennial, the new Schott's Miscellany"- Mail on Sunday

"Perfect for a boy's stocking "- Evening Standard

"A perfect little stocking-filler" - The Times

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Jolyon Fenwick and Marcus Husselby are the founders of 20ltd.com, a curator and e-tailer of contemporary design.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By James Maby on November 2, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is a brilliant little Book.
Ingeniously and imaginatively compiled, beautifully produced and art directed. And well-written with spare, intelligent prose free from the usual breathless hyperbole of the `editor's choice' genre - the items chosen and the stories that go with them speak for themselves. And some great little nuggets of interest: I didn't know what happened to Rommel or that Churchill used to order a glass of whiskey for breakfast or that there was a painting of the real Mr.Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. I also didn't know that if I'd had a spare $36 million last year, I could have bought a space shuttle. I'm not usually a fan of so-called `toilet books' but if the safety of the nation depended on its citizens being more regular, I would make this book compulsory.
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