The Wrong Kind of Snow
How the Weather Made Britain
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Wrong Kind of Snow by Antony Woodward
Book DescriptionIt is a fact universally acknowledged that the British are obsessed with the weather. This is not surprising as no country in the world has such unpredictable weather, with such power to rule people's lives. THE WRONG KIND OF SNOW is the complete daily companion to this national phenomenon. From the Spanish Armada to the invention of the windscreen wiper, each of the 365 entries beautifully illustrates a day in the weird and wonderful history of the British and their weather. 31 January: The Big Freeze of 1963 brings the FA Cup competition to a halt: every football pitch in Britain is frozen: the third round takes 66 days to complete: the Pools Panel is formed as a result. 9 February: British Rail blames the 'Wrong Kind of Snow'. It was a journalist's phrase, but on this day in 1991 it stuck to the beleagured BR like flesh to ice. 15 July: The exceptionally hot and steamy summer of 1858 caused the Great Stink of London, resulting in the building of London's sewage system, still in use today. On the same day in 1930, rainfall in Yorkshire was so heavy that the Whitby lifeboat makes a rescue two miles inland. 10 September: A violent storm rather than British sea power defeats the Spanish Armada in 1588. Had the weather held and the fleet reached home, it would have been hailed as a Spanish triumph. Four centuries later, bad light and rain stop play at the Oval ...And much much more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780340937884
(181mm x 134mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Hodder Paperback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Antony Woodward
Rob Penn and Antony Woodward are journalists and have spent many hours trying to predict the weather, Antony as a pilot and Rob on a round the world bicycle ride.
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