The TYO wanted me to read a book to him. He picked one from the Waterstones display and handed it to me. I told him it wasn’t really suitable because he wouldn’t like the pictures. I also admitted to him that I had once attempted to read it myself but hadn’t managed to finish it. He put it back where it came from and together we chose something else. Don’t get me wrong. It isn’t that I’ve got anything against Stephen Hawking, it’s just that I don’t think A Brief History of Time is the kind of book I should be reading to a three-year-old.