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This edition published in by PanBooks in London, England.

Written in English

247 pages

When a passenger check-in desk at Terminal Two, Heathrow Airport, shot up through the roof engulfed in a ball of orange flame the usual people tried to claim responsibility. First the IRA, then the PLO and the Gas Board. Even British Nuclear Fuels rushed out a statement to the effect that the situation was completely under control, that it was a one in a million chance, that there was hardly any radioactive leakage at all and that the site of the explosion would make a nice location for a day out with the kids and a picnic, before finally having to admit that it wasn't actually anything to do with them at all.

No rational cause could be found for the explosion -- it was simply designated an act of God. But, thinks Dirk Gently, which God? And why? What God would be hanging around Terminal Two of Heathrow Airport trying to catch the 15:37 to Oslo?
--back cover

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The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
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1988, Simon and Schuster
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The long dark tea-time of the soul
1988, Simon and Schuster
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1988, Heinemann
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The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

First published in 1988



Work Description

Douglas Adams for those who may not be familiar with either him or his books writes rather tangentialy than linearly, this consideration may help those, possibly especially Americans who don't seem to fathom his humour.
This thought may also help explain the rationale behind the eponymous hero Svlad Cjelli the Holistic Detective, with a zen approach to driving, who's as likely to follow a vehicle which seems to know where it's going, it may not lead where he thinks he has to go, but he invariably finds the journey worthwhile.
Here in the UK there has finally been radio versions of both Holistic Detective novels, tragic that the BBC had to wait until Douglas Adams had died before they commissioned them. They featured the English comic Harry Enfield, and worked after their fashion, especially if you heard them before you read them. They also took a more literal approach to the stories than Douglas had, but they at least stayed faithful to the stories including all the elements. Which is far more than one can say of other TV versions of the books, which bare little or no relation to even the principle character.

The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

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This edition published in by PanBooks in London, England.


Edition Description

When a passenger check-in desk at Terminal Two, Heathrow Airport, shot up through the roof engulfed in a ball of orange flame the usual people tried to claim responsibility. First the IRA, then the PLO and the Gas Board. Even British Nuclear Fuels rushed out a statement to the effect that the situation was completely under control, that it was a one in a million chance, that there was hardly any radioactive leakage at all and that the site of the explosion would make a nice location for a day out with the kids and a picnic, before finally having to admit that it wasn't actually anything to do with them at all.

No rational cause could be found for the explosion -- it was simply designated an act of God. But, thinks Dirk Gently, which God? And why? What God would be hanging around Terminal Two of Heathrow Airport trying to catch the 15:37 to Oslo?
--back cover

Edition Notes

Originally published: London: Heinemann, 1988.

Copyright Date
1988

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823

The Physical Object

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Pagination
247p. ;
Number of pages
247

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL18536708M
Internet Archive
longdarkteatime00adam
ISBN 10
0330309552
ISBN 13
9780330309554
Library Thing
5833
Goodreads
823660

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