To Say Nothing of the Dog

To Say Nothing of the Dog

Or, How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last

Book - 1998
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Ned Henry is sent back in time to the 19th century to obtain the original plans of Coventry Cathedral, destroyed by the Nazis in World War II. A rich American wants to rebuild it. Problems arise when Henry's lady friend saves a cat from drowning, an act that threatens to alter history. By the author of Doomsday Book.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, [1998]
Copyright Date: ©1998
ISBN: 9780553575385
Branch Call Number: SCI-FIC WILLIS
Characteristics: 493 pages ; 18 cm

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ArapahoeLesley Nov 22, 2016

Connie Willis is a master storyteller. Doomsday was awesome and now this second installment of the Oxford Time Travel series is so incredibly different from it's predecessor but just as great. This Victorian farce is hilarious and the quirky characters and over all premise, despite being quite predictable at time, is a joy.

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tocch101
Sep 18, 2011

This book seems to move very slowly in the beginning, but after the first fifty pages, I couldn't put it down. It is a very interesting idea, and is a good science fiction that will leave you wondering about its implications in the real world.

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GuyN
Apr 12, 2011

The author is entirely devoted to recreating the world of Three Men in a Boat and does a reasonable job of it. There is humor and place/time, but the overarching time travel plot is tedious and jumbled. Perhaps I'd say that about any time travel since I'm not fond of the genre.

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StarkReader
Feb 17, 2011

Took a little to get into the story, but once I did, I was hooked. A good way to learn a little about history without realizing it. The story is a thoroughly entertaining caper with quantum physics, Victorian clothing difficulties, boating mishaps, cat burglars (literally), romance, séances, time travel confusion, butlers, 'little grey cells', Grand Designs, and a dog named Cyril. What more could you ask for?

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BooksandViolins
Jul 31, 2010

This is 1 of my all-time favorites!

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