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I Heart Rain

Drizzle, showers, mist, spits and spots, sheets, torrents, buckets… of rain.

I’ve got a bit of an obsession with rain. I admit that I don’t much like being caught in a shower, and the rain and wind combo does evil things to my hair but, as a writer and illustrator, I blooming LOVE it! ALL of my books have at least one serious downpour. Here’s the evidence…

From SCARLETT DEDD © 2010

From SCARLETT DEDD © 2010

From EMBER FURY © 2009

From EMBER FURY © 2009

From EVERYTHING IS FINE © 2013

From EVERYTHING IS FINE © 2013

A bit of wet weather in a book can really add to a story, put the characters on their toes, provide plot twists and a of course lots of turbulence.

Can you think of any great wet weather scenes in your favourite books?

4 thoughts on “I Heart Rain

  1. There’s quite a lot of weather in the Swallows and Amazons books – big rainstorm at the end of the first book, for example, and more rain in The Picts and the Martyrs, and snow in Winter Holiday… The wet day at the beginning of Jane Eyre, and wet weather in The Little Princess and The Secret Garden, and the fog in Our Mutual Friend and rain in Bleak House…

    the more I think the more I think of!

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