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The Wrong Kind of Snow: The Complete Daily Companion to the British Weather

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It's the great British obsession and not surprisingly: no other country in the world has such unpredictable weather, with such power to rule people's lives as we have. The Wrong Kind of Snow is the complete daily companion to this British phenomenon. From the Spanish Armada to the invention of the windscreen wiper, each of the 365 entries beautifully illustrates a day in ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Hodder & Stoughton
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Sam
Jul 27, 2010 Sam rated it really liked it
The perfect book for us weather obsessed British with stories, anecdotes and general tit-bits of information that vary from the humorous and light-hearted to the more serious and heart-rendering tales. Each day of the year not only has it's own tales to tell but the authors have also researched back through the weather records to give a quick run down of what to expect on each day (although as they point out this is not to be used as a forecast tool in anyway...). A fascinating collection, well ...more
Stephen Dawson
Jan 30, 2013 Stephen Dawson rated it liked it
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I deliberately spread the reading of this over a whole year, dipping into it and reading accounts of events on each day of the year that have been influenced by the British weather. Inevitably there is a degree of repetition at times, particularly as regards shipwrecks, but there is a lot of interesting stuff here for the weather enthusiast.
Sally
Apr 04, 2016 Sally rated it really liked it
I will continue the tradition of my countrymen in examining the weather whenever possible and going out dressed to expect as many different weather conditions as my climate may throw at me at any one day.

Yes, that's me in the shorts, sandals, overcoat and hat.
David Medcalf
Aug 06, 2014 David Medcalf rated it liked it
Another book to dip into - occasionally. It's a mixture of trivia and more interesting detail. Not a book to sit down and read from cover to cover, but entertaining when reading about the current date. It may take me several years to finish!
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