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Nothing But Blue Skies
     

Nothing But Blue Skies

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by Tom Holt
 

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There are many reasons why British summers are either non-existent or, alternatively, held on a Thursday. Many of these reasons are either scientific, mad, 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 is, of course, irritable Chinese Water Dragons. Karen is one such

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There are many reasons why British summers are either non-existent or, alternatively, held on a Thursday. Many of these reasons are either scientific, mad, 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 is, of course, irritable Chinese Water Dragons. Karen is one such legendary creature. Ancient, noble, nearly indestructible and, for a number of wildly improbable reasons, working as a real estate agent, Karen is irritable quite a lot of the time. But now things have changed, and Karen's no longer irritable. She's furious.

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Dazzling—TIME OUT

Uniquely twisted ... cracking gags—Rob Grant, THE GUARDIAN

Frothy, fast and funny—SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

Frantically wacky and wilfully confusing ... gratifyingly clever and very amusing—MAIL ON SUNDAY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316233361
Publisher:
Orbit
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
218,931
File size:
978 KB

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Meet the Author

Tom Holt was born in London in 1961. At Oxford he studied bar billiards, ancient Greek agriculture and the care and feeding of small, temperamental Japanese motorcycle engines; interests which led him, perhaps inevitably, to qualify as a solicitor and emigrate to Somerset, where he specialized in death and taxes for seven years before going straight in 1995. He lives in Chard, Somerset, with his wife and daughter.

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Nothing but Blue Skies 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
GrowlfDragon More than 1 year ago
This book was for me, a welcome break in a series of rather similar works that, while engaging and well written, were nonetheless slowly diminishing my interest in reading during my spare time. The humor in this work is subtle and off key in a way that made me think, yet was also fun and light. The story line was definitely one that steps out of the norm and requires the reader to allow for 'a certain acceptance' that reality may not be what you generally assume. The author has wrought a realm that completely engulfs the reader in a world that is 'just enough different' that it is a vacation from the 'normal' day, without it being implausible or an obvious and jarring contradiction to what 'is'.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Holt has a way of bringing humor, science, and narative together to tell a riviting tale. Full of whit, charm and adventure, a book worth reading, recommending and lending!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There you go
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bye. I meow to the she cat. Before leaving i smile down at her kits. They r very healthy. I meow still smiling at them. Theyll grow up to be great warriors. I meow then pad away into the dark shadows of the trees.