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Gravity: nothing to do with astronauts

As part of my pre-publication planning, I set up a couple of searches on Google Alerts. The idea was that I would catch all mentions/reviews on the internet for Ignoring Gravity. It didn’t quite work out like that. My inbox regularly gets Google Alerts about… gravity. And a particular movie… and scientific stuff about Isaac Newton and gravitational forces. And astronauts.The title of Ignoring Gravity is in fact totally unscientific. It is an adaptation of a line from the Philip Larkin poem, ‘Love’. To read about how I found the Larkin poem, click here. But Isaac Newton [above, Godfrey Kneller’s 1689 portrait], Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are still relevant: gravity is a basic rule of our place in the world and solar system. Gravity keeps our feet on the ground, literally. When, in Ignoring Gravity, Rose Haldane discovers she is adopted, she realizes finally that she cannot ignore where she came from, that she has to find out the identity of her real family. Family surrounds her every day – her adopted family, and her birth family – as gravity surrounds us invisibly. Rose just has to learn to recognise them. Watch the movie trailer for Gravity, with Sandra Bullock
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