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Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. He settled in England in 1977, and lived for many years with his English wife and four children in North Yorkshire. He and his family then moved to America for a few years but have now returned to the UK. He is the bestselling author of The Lost Continent, Mother Tongue, Neither Here Nor There, Made in America, Notes From a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, Notes From a Big Country, Down Under and, most recently, A Short History of Nearly Everything. He is also the author of the bestselling African Diary (a charity book for CARE International).

If you like Bill Bryson you might also like to read books by Stephen Clarke.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Bill Bryson

The Road to Little Dribbling More Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
The Road to Little Dribbling More Notes from a Small Island
Bill Bryson
Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Biography & Autobiography Award 2016. Marking the twentieth anniversary of Notes from a Small Island, the author makes a brand-new journey round Britain to see what has changed. He gives us an acute...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
The Road to Little Dribbling More Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
The Road to Little Dribbling More Notes from a Small Island
Bill Bryson
Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Biography & Autobiography Award 2016. Once again, with his matchless homing instinct for the funniest and quirkiest, his unerring eye for the idiotic, the endearing, the ridiculous and the scandalous, Bryson gives us...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
Notes from A Small Island by Bill Bryson
Notes from A Small Island
Bill Bryson
In 1995, before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire to move back to the States for a few years with his family, Bill Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2015
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
A Walk in the Woods
Bill Bryson
In the company of his friend Stephen Katz (last seen in the bestselling Neither Here nor There), Bill Bryson set off to hike the Appalachian Trail, the longest continuous footpath in the world. Facing savage weather, merciless insects, unreliable maps...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1970
One Summer America 1927 by Bill Bryson
One Summer America 1927
Bill Bryson
1927 saw the heights with Charles Lindbergh and the depths with Al Capone, there was the start of great things with cinema, tempered by the first hints of the failures that became The Great Depression. In Bill Bryson’s hands the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2014
One Summer America 1927 by Bill Bryson
One Summer America 1927
Bill Bryson
Sue Baker's view... 1927 saw the heights with Charles Lindbergh and the depths with Al Capone, there was the start of great things with cinema, tempered by the first hints of the failures that became The Great Depression. In...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
At Home : A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
At Home : A Short History of Private Life
Bill Bryson
October 2012 Guest Editor Simon Garfield on At Home... Another American male, I’m afraid, but a prime example of how popular non-fiction doesn’t have to dumb down to appeal. And it’s a sort of map book, an intriguing journey...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/05/2011
At Home - A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
At Home - A Short History of Private Life
Bill Bryson
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2010. Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 29 May 2010. July 2010 Good Housekeeping selection. Bill Bryson turns is eyes inwards to look at...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/05/2010
Icons of England by Bill Bryson
Icons of England
Bill Bryson
With proceeds going to the Campaign to Protect Rural England this is a delightful collection of pieces celebrating the English countryside with contributors varying from Kate Adie to Eric Clapton. A great book to dip in to and remind yourself...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2010
Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society by Bill Bryson
Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society
Bill Bryson
Across the road from where I live a house has a new plaque, recording that Thomas Bayes, preacher and mathematician lived there. He is, I learn from Bill Bryson’s introduction, his favourite Royal Society fellow. Bayes died in 1761 and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/01/2010
A Really Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
A Really Short History Of Nearly Everything
Bill Bryson
Full of extraordinary discoveries and wonder at the world we live in, this is a thrilling scientific journey through history. It raises and answers many of the questions young readers ask about how the greatest scientific discoveries were made and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2008
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
Bill Bryson
I do like the way this man writes, be he presenting the idiosyncrasies of the English, the trials and tribulations of an extraordinary walk or his brilliant exploration of science, he knows how to draw you in. Now he is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2007
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
Bill Bryson
I do like the way this man writes, be he presenting the idiosyncrasies of the English, the trials and tribulations of an extraordinary walk or his brilliant exploration of science, he knows how to draw you in. Now he is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2006
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Bill Bryson
From the Big Bang to today, science through history stories, which is so easy to read it becomes both fun and compulsive. With the addition of some glorious illustrations, it becomes even more entertaining and a stunning gift.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2005
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Bill Bryson
From the Big Bang to today, science through history stories, which is so easy to read it becomes both fun and compulsive. A "Piece of Passion" from the publisher... ‘Apart from his bestselling humorous travel books, Bill Bryson had...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2004
Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
Notes from a Small Island
Bill Bryson
After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson took the decision to move back to the USA. Before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire, he took one last trip around the UK, and in this book, he turns an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1970

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