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A force 10 gale of a book
on 8 November 2007
Just about everything you need to to know about our pernicious, fickle and changeable weather is in Antony Woodward and Robert Penn's 'The Wrong Kind of Snow'.
There is a page for each day of the year and a storm of facts, figures and stories relating to the weather - how we measure it, the chaos it has caused, the inspiration (and depression) it has given writers, who are much quoted. There's lots of sporting detail, loads of historical references - from the acknowledgements, you can see that a huge number of researchers were involved with the project and it shows.
I bought it thinking that I would leave it in the loo and read a page a day, but once I started I found myself devouring months and quarters at a time.
Definitely one of those books that you can read through in a sitting or leave on the bookshelf for reference.