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First published: 3rd of May 2001
Publisher: Orbit, published 3 May 2001
ISBN: 1841490407, Hardcover, 317 pages
Size: 21.8 x 13.8 x 3.2 cm
Publisher: Orbit, published 17 Jan 2002
ISBN: 184149058X, Paperback, 336 pages
Size: 1.9 x 10.8 x 17.8 cm
Publisher: Orbit, published Hachette Digital
ISBN: B002TZ3EVQ, Kindle edition, 336 pages
Book synopsis (The back of the book says)
There are very many reasons why British summers are either non-existent or, alternatively, held on a Thursday. Many of these reasons are either scientific, dull, or both - but all of them are wrong, especially the scientific ones. The real reason why it rains perpetually from January 1st to December 31st (incl.) is, of course, irritable Chinese Water Dragons. Karen is one such legendary creature. Ancient, noble, near-indestructible and, for a number of wildly improbable reasons, working as an estate-agent, Karen is irritable quite a lot of the time. Hence Wimbledon. But now things have changed and Karen's no longer irritable. She's FURIOUS.According to Tom Holt, it is about love, authoritarian government and the British love/hate relationship with their bloody awful weather.
Reviews of this book
After reading this book David Langford wrote this
There's a sardonic edge to Tom Holt's novel title Nothing But Blue Skies, since the master of comic conspiracy theories here reveals just why British weather consists of a wide variety of rain. Rather than his usual scapegoat the Milk Marketing Board, the culprits are--of course!--Chinese water dragons.
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Quotes from Nothing But Blue Skies
If you hadn't noticed, I'm the pub loony around here. This is my turf, and if there's any gibbering to be done,
There are very many reasons why British summers are either non-existent or, alternatively, held on a Thursday.
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