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Backroom Boys: The Secret Return of the British Boffin - Francis Spufford

Faber & Faber, 2003, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper.

From the cover: “Britain is the only country in the world to have cancelled its space programme just as put it’s first rocket into orbit. Starting with this forgotten episode, Backroom Boys tells the bittersweet story of how one country lost its industrial tradition and got back something else. Sad, inspiring, funny and ultimately triumphant, it follows the technologists whose work kept Concorde flying, created the computer game, conquered the mobile-phone business, saved the human genome for the human race — and who now are sending the Beagle 2 probe to burrow in the cinnamon sands of Mars. Backroom Boys is a vivid love letter to quiet men in pullovers, to those whose imaginings take mild steel and carbon fibre and lines of code. Above all, it is a celebration of big dreams achieved with slender means.”
Size: 8¾" x 5½"
Number of Pages: 250
ISBN: 0571214967
Cover Art By: Andy Bridge