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To say nothing of the dog, or, How we found the bishop's bird stump at last

by Willis, Connie.

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Call number: Science Fiction / Willis, Connie

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Pittsfield Adult, Traverwood Adult

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Ned Henry is sent back in time to the 19th century to obtain the original plans of Coventry Cathedral, destroyed by the Nazis in World War II. A rich American wants to rebuild it. Problems arise when Henry's lady friend saves a cat from drowning, an act that threatens to alter history. By the author of Doomsday Book.

Community Reviews

4.5 stars--but worth reading

Indulges in a certain style of humor that can be a bit tedious but overall it moves along plot-wise. Perhaps familiarity with 'Three Men In a Boat' BEFORE reading it would have lessened the tediousness, but even without that this was enjoyable.


Wonderful time-travel story; absolutely hilarious. I loved all of the Victorian era details and the variety of lovable characters.

A funny look at the Victorian era

Based on Jerome K. Jerome's hilarious 19th century novel "Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)," this book by Connie Willis is also funny and a brilliant read. Willis' book features several time-travelling historian from an Oxford University far in the future as they try to find an object they beleive was destroyed in World War II and try to save cats for the future. This is one of my favorite books by Willis and part of her larger series on time-travelling historians that includes the (not-humerous) "Doomsday" and "Blackout."

Time travel done very well

One of the sweetest, best time travel stories ever! I could barely put it down, and it had me laughing out loud.

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