Last month, I read my first Connie Willis book To Say Nothing of the Dog (first published in 1997) and it instantly became one of my favorite time travel books. To Say Nothing of the Dog is the second book in Willis' Oxford Time Travel series. You are probably wondering why I started with the second book, instead of the first. Well there are two reasons: First the name, which I now know is derived from Jerome K Jerome's Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) - commonly referred to today as simply Three Men in a Boat. Then secondly, the description was a combination of everything that I love:
Time travel plus Various points from British History - I was sold. Not to mention it has technical conversations and complications of time travel (it's not all as easy at it seems): there is lag, slippage, the rules of time travel - for example can history correct the mistakes you make by messing with the past? To Say Nothing of the Dog is wonderfully written, witty, charming, and did I mention has a bulldog named Cyril who will win your heart? I hope you will pick up this book and give it a chance. I promise you it will not disappoint. I myself plan to read the remaining four books in the series this year, plus who knows I might pick up Three Men in a Boat as well.