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To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last

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ISBN13: 9780553575385
ISBN10: 0553575384
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From Connie Willis, winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, comes a comedic romp through an unpredictable world of mystery, love, and time travel...

Ned Henry is badly in need of a rest. He's been shuttling between the 21st century and the 1940s searching for a Victorian atrocity called the bishop's bird stump. It's part of a project to restore the famed Coventry Cathedral, destroyed in a Nazi air raid over a hundred years earlier.

But then Verity Kindle, a fellow time traveler, inadvertently brings back something from the past. Now Ned must jump back to the Victorian era to help Verity put things right — not only to save the project but to prevent altering history itself.

Review:

"I have long thought that Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men In A Boat is one of the highest points of Inimitable British Humor. I chuckle; I gurgle; I know those three men — to say nothing of the dog. And now I am convinced there was a woman concealed in that boat, too: Connie Willis." Laurie R. King

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"The most hilarious book of its kind since John Irving's The Water-Method Man and A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole." Des Moines Sunday Register

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"Willis effortlessly juggles comedy of manners, chaos theory and a wide range of literary allusions [with a] near flawlessness of plot, character and prose." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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"An utter delight. Ms. Willis's unique, engaging voice will carry you off to a place where chaos theory makes perfect sense, time travel is a reasonable mode of transport, and safeguarding the fate of humanity is a respectable day job." Amanda Quick

Synopsis:

It is 1888 and Ned Henry is shuttling between the 1940s and modern day, researching Coventry Cathedral for a patron who wants to rebuild it. But when the time continuum is disrupted, Ned must scramble to set things right.

About the Author

Connie Willis has won six Nebula and Six Hugo Awards (more than any other science fiction writer) and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for her first novel, Lincoln's Dreams. Her novel Doomsday Book won both the Nebula and Hugo Awards, and her first short-story collection, Fire Watch, was a New York Times Notable Book. Her other works include Bellwether, Impossible Things, Remake, and Uncharted Territory. Ms. Willis lives in Greeley, Colorado, with her family.

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Charles Kerchner, October 30, 2013 (view all comments by Charles Kerchner)
Another fantastic time traveling tale from Connie Willis. This one is complex and rich with a large variety of characters (including a dog and a cat). It contains mystery, romance, adventure and comedy. Like many of Connie's books, it takes a while to get going but when it does, it really takes off and is hard to put down. A good change of scenery from most typical time traveling books.
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brendalou, January 10, 2013 (view all comments by brendalou)
A great time-travel novel with a mystery at its core, fast paced and funny with memorable characters. Until I read To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last, I didn't even know what a bird stump was.
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Virtually snowbound, September 6, 2011 (view all comments by Virtually snowbound)
I never enjoyed time travel novels until I read Connie Willis. She uses time travel to flaunt her incredible ability to plot her complex stories leaving the reader exhausted and wildly entertained. And since Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat is one of my favorite books of all time, Willis' take on the era and the lovingly portrayed intersection of time travelers and Jerome's trio (plus dog) is a masterpiece. I have read this at least five times and intend to repeat as needed. As the classic recommendation of a book goes: I envy anyone reading this for the first time.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553575385
Author:
Willis, Connie
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Author:
Willis, Connie, (Ed)
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Bantam Spectra Book
Publication Date:
19981231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
6.8 x 4.1 x 1.5 in 0.5 lb

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Product details 512 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553575385 Reviews:
"Review" by , "I have long thought that Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men In A Boat is one of the highest points of Inimitable British Humor. I chuckle; I gurgle; I know those three men — to say nothing of the dog. And now I am convinced there was a woman concealed in that boat, too: Connie Willis."
"Review" by , "The most hilarious book of its kind since John Irving's The Water-Method Man and A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole."
"Review" by , "Willis effortlessly juggles comedy of manners, chaos theory and a wide range of literary allusions [with a] near flawlessness of plot, character and prose."
"Review" by , "An utter delight. Ms. Willis's unique, engaging voice will carry you off to a place where chaos theory makes perfect sense, time travel is a reasonable mode of transport, and safeguarding the fate of humanity is a respectable day job."
"Synopsis" by , It is 1888 and Ned Henry is shuttling between the 1940s and modern day, researching Coventry Cathedral for a patron who wants to rebuild it. But when the time continuum is disrupted, Ned must scramble to set things right.
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