Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
By Connie Willis
I am still listening along to this book. It's a long audio book. 20 hours and 58 minutes. Audible had it on sale for $4.95 and it was too good a bargain to pass up. Other books keep getting in my way but sooner or later I will finish it. I kind of have to be in the mood for Connie Willis.
Connie Willis' Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Doomsday Book uses time travel for a serious look at how people connect with each other. In this Hugo-winning companion to that novel, she offers a completely different kind of time travel adventure: a delightful romantic comedy that pays hilarious homage to Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat.
When too many jumps back to 1940 leave 21st century Oxford history student Ned Henry exhausted, a relaxing trip to Victorian England seems the perfect solution. But complexities like recalcitrant rowboats, missing cats, and love at first sight make Ned's holiday anything but restful - to say nothing of the way hideous pieces of Victorian art can jeopardize the entire course of history.