To Say Nothing of the Dog

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Random House Publishing Group, Nov 18, 2009 - Fiction - 512 pages
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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.  


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User Review  - quiBee - LibraryThing

This is a lovely story of time travel where Ned Henry, who has been making too many "drops" requires rest quite urgently, so he's sent back in history to perform a simple task and then rest for awhile ... Read full review

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User Review  - Olivermagnus - LibraryThing

To Say Nothing of the Dog is one of the wittiest books I've read in quite a while. It's an imaginative and original novel that is part mystery, part science fiction, part time-travel, part Victorian ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
17
Section 2
35
Section 3
55
Section 4
116
Section 5
132
Section 6
145
Section 7
158
Section 8
173
Section 13
323
Section 14
339
Section 15
352
Section 16
365
Section 17
398
Section 18
417
Section 19
431
Section 20
450

Section 9
207
Section 10
226
Section 11
241
Section 12
306
Section 21
471
Section 22
501
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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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