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When the Professor Got Stuck in the Snow

When the Professor Got Stuck in the Snow

Author: Dan Rhodes
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Everybody at the Women's Institute in the village of Upper Bottom is eagerly awaiting the arrival of a very special guest speaker the world famous evolutionary biologist and television personality, Professor Richard Dawkins. But with a blizzard setting in, their visitor finds himself trapped in the nearby town of Market Horton, with no choice but to take lodgings with the local Anglican vicar. Will the professor be able to abide by his motto cordiality always while surrounded by Christians? Will he ever reach Upper Bottom? And can his assistant, Smee, save the day? AUTHOR: Dan Rhodes is an award-winning and short-listed author of nine books. REVIEWS: "When the Professor Got Stuck in the Snow is very funny – a satire as devastating as Voltaire's Candide." Michael Holroyd "a hilarious little story. As in all the best fables, our key characters learn a valuable lesson or two about life and their own attitudes. And unlike all the best fables, each chapter glistens with daft double entendres. It’s a read to make you chuckle." Ashley Davies, Scotland on Sunday "A zippy little farce… The Dawkins character is a hoot." Helen Pidd, The Guardian "A farce that spins like a carousel, yet still manages to tell a good story and settle a few theological scores. Rhodes is one of the most engagingly childish yet savvy satirists around (…) yet behind the mockery lie some deeper reflections: about how people should treat each other, the meaning of respect, and the ingrained need that everyone feels to make sense of our existence. A vivid and elegant writer."Rosemary Goring, Sunday Herald

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General Fields

  • : 9781910709016
  • : Gallic Books
  • : Aardvark Bureau
  • : July 2015
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dan Rhodes
  • : Paperback
  • : 1115
  • : en
  • : 823.92