The Wrong Kind of Snow

This is the story of a people forever caught out in the rain (or by the wrong kind of snow). But it's also the story of a country that knows how to appreciate a fine day.

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Author: Antony Woodward

Publisher:

ISBN: 0340937874

Category: History

Page: 400

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It is a fact universally that the British are obsessed with the weather. This is not surprising - no country in the world has such unpredictable weather, with such power to ruin people's lives. 'The Wrong Kind of Snow' is the complete companion to this national phenomenon.

The Wrong Kind of Snow

" "This is the story of a people forever caught out in the rain (or by the wrong kind of snow). But it's also the story of a country that knows how to appreciate a fine day.

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Author: Antony Woodward

Publisher:

ISBN: 0340937882

Category: History

Page: 396

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It is a fact universally acknowledged that the British are obsessed with the weather. This is not surprising as no country in the world has such unpredictable weather, with such power to rule people's lives. THE WRONG KIND OF SNOW is the complete daily companion to this national phenomenon. From the Spanish Armada to the invention of the windscreen wiper, each of the 365 entries beautifully illustrates a day in the weird and wonderful history of the British and their weather. 31 January: The Big Freeze of 1963 brings the FA Cup competition to a halt: every football pitch in Britain is frozen: the third round takes 66 days to complete: the Pools Panel is formed as a result. 9 February: British Rail blames the 'Wrong Kind of Snow'. It was a journalist's phrase, but on this day in 1991 it stuck to the beleagured BR like flesh to ice. 15 July: The exceptionally hot and steamy summer of 1858 caused the Great Stink of London, resulting in the building of London's sewage system, still in use today. On the same day in 1930, rainfall in Yorkshire was so heavy that the Whitby lifeboat makes a rescue two miles inland. 10 September: A violent storm rather than British sea power defeats the Spanish Armada in 1588. Had the weather held and the fleet reached home, it would have been hailed as a Spanish triumph. Four centuries later, bad light and rain stop play at the Oval . . . And much much more.

Snow

devil was going on, Worrall said, “We are having particular problems with the
type of snow, which is rare in the UK.” Naughtie said, “Oh, I see, it was the wrong
kind of snow.” “No, it was a different kind of snow.” Worrall was quick to correct
the ...

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Author: Giles Whittell

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 9781982105471

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Brimming with interesting facts and surprising anecdotes, this scientific and cultural history opens our eyes to the wonders of one of nature’s most delicate, delightful, and deadly phenomena: SNOW! Perfect for fans of The Hidden Life of Trees and Rain. Go on an extraordinary journey across centuries and continents to experience the wonders of snow; from the prehistoric humans that trekked and even skied across it tens of thousands of years ago to the multi-billion-dollar industry behind our moving, making, and playing with snow. Blending accessible writing with fascinating science, Giles Whittell explores how snow dictates where we live, provides us with drinking water, and has influenced countless works of art and more. Whittell also uncovers compelling mysteries of this miraculous substance, such as why avalanches happen, how snow saved a British prime minister’s life, where the legend of the yeti comes from, and the terrifying truth behind the opening ceremony of the 1960 winter Olympics. Filled with in-depth research and whip-smart prose, Snow is an eye-opening and charming book that illuminates one of the most magnificent wonders of nature.

The Wrong Kind of Woman

She turned left, the houses growing bigger, homes of old alums and chair-
wielding professors. She passed Malcolm Ferber's house with its wraparound
porch, its deep front yard, the snow-covered perennial beds tended by Priscilla
Ferber.

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Author: Sarah McCraw Crow

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 9781488062469

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A powerful exploration of what a woman can be when what she should be is no longer an option In late 1970, Oliver Desmarais drops dead in his front yard while hanging Christmas lights. In the year that follows, his widow, Virginia, struggles to find her place on the campus of the elite New Hampshire men’s college where Oliver was a professor. While Virginia had always shared her husband’s prejudices against the four outspoken, never-married women on the faculty—dubbed the Gang of Four by their male counterparts—she now finds herself depending on them, even joining their work to bring the women’s movement to Clarendon College. Soon, though, reports of violent protests across the country reach this sleepy New England town, stirring tensions between the fraternal establishment of Clarendon and those calling for change. As authorities attempt to tamp down “radical elements,” Virginia must decide whether she’s willing to put herself and her family at risk for a cause that had never felt like her own. Told through alternating perspectives, The Wrong Kind of Woman is an engrossing story about finding the strength to forge new paths, beautifully woven against the rapid changes of the early Ô70s.

British Railway Stinks

The interviewer replied: “Oh, I see, it was the wrong kind of snow.” Worrall replied
: “No, it was a different type of snow.” The Press had a field day and ever since
has used the expression “the wrong sort of...” to describe weak or meaningless ...

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Author: David Smith

Publisher: Mortons Books

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 300

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The first railway chemical laboratory was opened in 1864 by the London & North Western Railway at Crewe, and the last ones lost their direct link to the rail industry on their privatisation in 1996. Whatever their expertise, every railway chemist or 'stink' has been asked the same question: "What do you actually do"? That is precisely the question this book attempts to answer. It covers many aspects of the work, from a BR chemist going to San Francisco to blow up a water melon to declaring an empty coal wagon a confined space; from whitewashing a passenger train, in service, in a couple of seconds to questioning, on chemical grounds, the mental state of the chairman of British Rail; from gassing weevils to setting fire to a canal in Derby. British Railway Stinks tells the unusual, astonishing and sometimes downright hilarious story of the railway 'nuts' who decided what exactly the 'wrong kind of leaves' were.

The Wrong Kind of Women

The top festivals quickly became places where these “ independent ” films and
their Hollywood A - listers show up in snow boots to gather “ indie cred ” before
receiving a mass release by the big distributor they had a deal with before even ...

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Author: Naomi McDougall Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780807033456

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 259

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"The Wrong Kind of Woman: Dismantling the Gods of Hollywood is a personal, collective, and metrics-driven dive into the near-absolute systemic exclusion of women from Hollywood, the experiences of women who are trying to break the system open, and the impact that their absence is having on our cultural psyche"--

The Wrong Kind of Money

Six inches of fresh snow had just fallen , and the streets were eerily hushed and
silent , that cushioned and cottony silence that always follows a snowfall , though
in the distance he could hear the rising wail of police sirens . What now ?

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Author: Stephen Birmingham

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 0451193040

Category: Fiction

Page: 474

View: 564

When Jules Liebling, the founder of the Ingraham liquor company, dies, it sparks a secret family power struggle that ends in death

The American Stationer

One November is ushered in with a foot of thing new to show regular customers
every poor fellow got the wrong kind of ink . He snow , and it has had a bad effect
on busi- time they come . Variety is the watch word wanted a blue and got a ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433090917349

Category: Stationery trade

Page:

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New Scientist

Trains will be held up by the wrong kind of ice — a change from the notorious
excuse of "the wrong kind of snow". There will be fewer dry, frosty winter
mornings, but more nights when rain and melted 'In Britain, rain and snow will
come in short ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015049348678

Category: Science

Page:

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Electric Railway Society Journal

D . O . F . THE WRONG KIND OF SNOW IN EUROPE AS WELL ! The heavy
snowfalls which affected large parts of England during early January had serious
effects in France and Spain as well . In France large parts of the network came to
a ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020773854

Category: Electric railroads

Page:

View: 329

Dow s Dictionary of Railway Quotations

and the more recent ''the wrong kind of snow.'' With too many, I have not been
successful. I have not found expressions such as ''a full head of steam'' or ''full
steam ahead'' in early railway writing, and it is as likely that they originated in ...

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Author: Andrew Dow

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801882923

Category: Reference

Page: 354

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Dow's Dictionary of Railway Quotations is an authoritative compendium of quotations about railways from 1608 to the present day. More than 3,400 entries are drawn from over 1,300 writers and speakers and a wide range of original sources both British and American—Acts of Parliament, poetry, songs, journals, advertisements, obituaries, novels, histories, plays, films, office memoranda, speeches, newspapers, television and radio broadcasts, and private documents and conversations. Here Andrew Dow records remarkable, memorable words—from the well-known to the abstruse, from the commonplace to the vital. The selected quotations are arranged by subject matter and searchable by speaker, subject, and keyword. Dow's Dictionary will inform and captivate railway enthusiasts along with readers interested in railway architecture, engineering, geography, and history.

Parks Recreation

The cloud of sparkling snow particles remained in the air long after the party had
passed on. ... Some of the men had taken the wrong kind of snowshoes, others
the wrong kind of clothes; many had worn unsatisfactory footwear; and while ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00302810P

Category: Parks

Page:

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SNOW ON THE PEA SOUP

55 Trains ................................................................................................................... 55 The
Wrong Sort of Snow .

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Author: Gregory Randall

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781491876282

Category: Humor

Page: 164

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This book represents 50 years of collecting anecdotes, starting at Oxford University at the end of its golden age of developing the personality as well as the brain. So different from nowadays where Britain’s left wing conservative government requires the world’s best known University to waste its money and time explaining to stupid schoolchildren who won’t apply because they think they will be murdered because the “Inspector Morse” murder mysteries are set In Oxford, that they are fiction- pupils this stupid don’t deserve any university education. It goes forward to 2013, with a big airport denying there is an airline called British Airways, and the potential sighting of the ghost of a cowled monk in an ancient churchyard. Geographically it includes the little visited countries of Kazakhstan (a real anecdote, not the silliness of Borat) and the tiny coral Cook Islands in the middle of the Pacific.

Managing the Message

And when excuses are made about ' leaves on the line ' or the ' wrong kind of
snow ' holding up trains – then you had better be able to explain exactly what the
wrong kind of snow is , or why leaves , so delicate and pretty as they fall in
autumn ...

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Author: Peter Hobday

Publisher: London House (UK)

ISBN: UOM:39015050125379

Category: Mass media and business

Page: 240

View: 899

Media professionals, public relations staff, and novices in the subject will all gain much from this informed and entertaining book. Veteran journalist, Peter Hobday, offers guidance and advice which is beyond price and, through anecdote and observation, teaches the skills we all need to "sell" a message to the media.

On Aquinas

... line and/or the wrong kind of snow, and in any case I wouldn't get a seat
because it is packed with tourists from Carcassonne, Ozark, Alabama and so on .
. . Such additions may make a considerable difference to the conclusion It is
desirable ...

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Author: Herbert McCabe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441101686

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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The revival of interest in Aquinas has run simultaneously with the rise of interest in Aristotle, on whose philosophy Aquinas based his own. On Aquinas is a masterly work of exposition written with breathtaking clarity. By the use of simple modern analogy Mccabe brings Aquinas`s thought to life and underlines the crucial influence of Aquinas on our own contemporary thought. It is rare to find a work of philosophical exposition which is exciting to read. Even those who are unfamiliar with Aquinas will find this book gripping. Published posthumously, this study is thoroughly rewarding and will increase McCabe's reputation as one of Britain's finest theologians of recent years.

A Classless Society

For years 'leaves on the line' was the front runner in the latter category, though
inclement weather in 1991 brought forth the new explanation that trains couldn't
operate because they were faced with 'the wrong kind of snow'. A new variation
on ...

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Author: Alwyn W. Turner

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 9781781311424

Category: History

Page: 624

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"Superb" NICK COHEN, author of What's Left? "Tremendously entertaining" DOMINIC SANDBROOK, Sunday Times "Like his previous histories of the Seventies and Eighties, A Classless Society is an extraordinarily comprehensive work. Turner writes brilliantly, creating a compelling narrative of the decade, weaving contrasting elements together with a natural storyteller’s aplomb… engaging and unique" IRVINE WELSH, Daily Telegraph "Ravenously inquisitive, darkly comical and coolly undeceived... Turner is a master of the telling detail" CRAIG BROWN, Mail on Sunday When Margaret Thatcher was ousted from Downing Street in November 1990 after eleven years of bitter social and economic conflict, many hoped that the decade to come would be more 'caring'; others hoped that the more radical policies of her revolution might even be overturned. Across politics and culture there was an apparent yearning for something the Iron Lady had famously dismissed: society. The 'New Britain' to emerge would be a contradiction: economically unequal but culturally classless. Whilst Westminster agonised over sleaze and the ERM, the country outside became the playground of the Ladette. It was also a period that would see old moral certainties swept aside, and once venerable institutions descend into farce - followed, in the case of the Royal Family, by tragedy. Opening with a war in the Gulf and ending with the attacks of 11 September 2001, A Classless Society goes in search of the decade when modern Britain came of age. What it finds is a nation anxiously grappling with new technologies, tentatively embracing new lifestyles, and, above all, forging a new sense of what it means to be British. "Deserves to become a classic" EDWINA CURRIE "Rich and encyclopaedic" ROGER LEWIS, Daily Mail "Excellent" D.J. TAYLOR, Independent

The Spectator

... impudent account for a delay yet supplied . To launch the search , here are
some of the finest that we have so far been able to collate . Everyone remembers
' the wrong kind of snow ' ( winter 1991 ) and leaves on the line ' ( autumn 1997 ) .

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000070296334

Category: English literature

Page:

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London Magazine

Bridges CO After the wrong sort of snow and leaves on the line , there is now the
wrong kind of walking . This is the explanation for what went wrong with the
Millennium Bridge , or bouncing bridge ' as it ' s called : not the engineering that '
s at ...

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Author: John Lehmann

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006171249

Category: Arts

Page:

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The Economist

But a consensus is emerging about what is wrong with Britain's transport system.
The system is old, and ... Take the famous and much derided excuse of the "
wrong kind of snow", trotted out to explain the failure of rail services to run. This
was ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015045914432

Category: Commerce

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