Eagerly awaited update to the best-selling Frozen in Time, which caught popular imagination with its evocative portrayal of human hardship in such dreadful winters as 1947, 1963 and 1979. TV weathermen Ian McCaskill and Paul Hudson bring the story fully up-to-date and graphically portray freezing conditions that took Britain by surprise.
The intense, record-breaking cold, which has been a feature of our winters in the last three years seemed almost inconceivable when Frozen in Time was published in 2006 and prophesied: ‘Cold, snowy winters may be a thing of the past.’ But it added a cautionary note: ‘A small but growing minority of scientists believe that global warming may actually lead to very much colder winters.’
The minority may turn out to be right. But a growing number of experts believe that a lack of activity on the sun is to blame ? and that we could now be entering a period in which bitterly cold winters become the norm.
Recent winter weather at its most challenging is here described in graphic detail with colour photos capturing conditions both glorious and savage. Classic text that formed the core of Frozen in Time is also included in a look back at the three worst winters of the twentieth century.
This book is a rattling good read full of legendary stories that are in turn amusing, inspiring, astonishing and downright weird – with a chilling warning that we may have to get used to bitter winters in the years to come.
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Yorkshire Evening Post, 21st December 2011
After a hat-trick of harsh winters what will this one bring? Grant Woodward asks TV weatherman Paul Hudson for his verdict.
Daily Express, 3rd December 2011
When Siberian conditions hit Britain this time last year everyone was caught out, including the weathermen
It is a fascinating read, illustrated with sumptuous photos
The Weather Outlook Magazine, 15th October 2011
The authors Ian McCaskill and Paul Hudson have done an excellent job with ‘Frozen Britain’, and I’d strongly recommend it to anyone with an interest in cold weather in the UK.