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    • ISBN:9780748113781
    • Publication date:05 Nov 2009

Nothing But Blue Skies

By Tom Holt

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An hilarious comic fantasy novel from the most inventive writer in the field - revealing, for the first time, why it's always raining!

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.

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Biographical Notes

Tom Holt is the author of such comic fantasy classics as: Expecting Someone Taller, Who's Afraid of Beowulf?, Flying Dutch, Ye Gods!, Overtime, Here Comes the Sun, Grailblazers, Faust Among Equals, Odds and Gods, Djinn Rummy, My Hero, Paint Your Dragon and Open Sesame

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  • ISBN: 9781841490588
  • Publication date: 17 Jan 2002
  • Page count: 336
  • Imprint: Orbit
Uniquely twisted ... cracking gags — Rob Grant, THE GUARDIAN
Frantically wacky and wilfully confusing ... gratifyingly clever and very amusing — MAIL ON SUNDAY
Frothy, fast and funny — SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
Dazzling — TIME OUT
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