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Eddie Redmayne signed book of "100 years of General Relativity" drives unprecedented traffic to website – only 40 books remain

The Stephen Hawking Foundation together with Isle of Man Post Office is proud to have released a special limited edition hard back version of:



The book which is available at and limited to just 100 copies yesterday drove unprecedented traffic to Isle of Man Post Office's website which brought it to a halt for a short time.

This prestigious book has a foreword from and is personally signed by the Oscar winning actor Eddie Redmayne, who played the Professor in the film The Theory of Everything.

The issue of just 100 books is individually numbered from 1 to 100. #1 was presented to Professor Hawking on his birthday, January 8th. The remaining books are being sold by the Isle of Man Post Office at, with proceeds donated to The Stephen Hawking Foundation.

The hardback edition in slip case is a special edition of the book that was released with the stamps featuring Professors Hawking and Einstein and the major scientific works of Professor Hawking's career.

Each book contains two full sets of the stamps, which are legal issue Isle of Man Stamps, bearing the head of Her Majesty the Queen. The successful issue was launched in 2016 to mark 100 years of the theory of General Relativity, but specifically the life work of Professor Hawking.

The Stephen Hawking Foundation exists to promote the study of Cosmology and Astrophysics, research into Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and to facilitate those working in this area and their care.

Commenting on the special limited edition hard back book, Isle of Man Stamps and Coins general manager, Maxine Cannon, said: "Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to of released this very special book and we were delighted to present Professor Stephen Hawking with book #1 on the occasion of his 75th birthday."

"We'd like to thank Oscar winning actor Eddie Redmayne, who played the Professor in the film The Theory of Everything, for his support and contribution to the book."

Editor's information

32pp Hard Back Book in Slip Case
Each signed and numbered by Eddie Redmayne (1 to 100)
Contains two full sets of the special issue 'Hawking' stamps
Text by Professors Hawking and Perry and Astrophysicist Sasha Haco
Stamps and book designed by Glazier Design

Price £250

Available from

Bulk of proceeds to The Stephen Hawking Foundation

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About The Stephen Hawking Foundation

The Stephen Hawking Foundation was established in 2015 to further the study and research of cosmology, Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and specifically Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). For further information, please visit

Personality rights of ALBERT EINSTEIN are used with permission of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Represented exclusively by Greenlight.

About the Isle of Man Post Office

Isle of Man Post Office is a dynamic, forward-thinking and innovative postal business which has been committed to enabling people to communicate internationally from the Isle of Man since it became a postal administration in 1973.

For further information, please visit

Sarah Read
PR & Communications Manager
Isle of Man Post Office
E: | T: (0)1624 698471 | M: (0)7624 455158

About Glazier Design

Glazier Design is a design and branding agency based in Fitzrovia, London. Working with clients including the Stephen Hawking Foundation, Isle of Man Post Office, Richard Anderson and the NHS. For more information on Glazier Design please contact Ben Glazier at or call 020 7734 2221.

Issued by Sarah Read, PR & Communications Manager, Isle of Man Post Office
Tel: 01624 698471 Mob : 07624 455158 Email:

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