So I picked this off my bookshelf yesterday while I was waiting for something. I have read only the first two chapters (again) but I had forgotten what an extraordinary writer Arthur C. Clarke was. The book itself is old with microscopic print and cost only £1.50! You wouldn't even get a coffee for that these days. I won't be in a hurry to finish it but I will dip in and out as I go savouring every quaint morsel.