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Notes from A Small Island

by Bill Bryson

Part of the Bryson Series

Biography / Autobiography eBooks of the Month The Evergreens Travel

Notes from A Small Island Synopsis

His aim was to take stock of the nation's public face and private parts (as it were), and to analyse what precisely it was he loved so much about a country that had produced Marmite; a military hero whose dying wish was to be kissed by a fellow named Hardy; place names like Farleigh Wallop, Titsey and Shellow Bowells; people who said 'Mustn't grumble', and 'Ooh lovely' at the sight of a cup of tea and a plate of biscuits; and Gardeners' Question Time. Notes from a Small Island was a huge number-one bestseller when it was first published, and has become the nation's most loved book about Britain, going on to sell over two million copies.

Notes from A Small Island Press Reviews

'Not a book that should be read in public, for fear of emitting loud snorts' The Times

'Laugh-out-loud funny' The Good Book Guide

'Splendid... What's enjoyable is that there's as much of Bryson in here as there is of Britain' Sunday Telegraph

'Bryson is funny because he is not afraid to give completely of himself' Daily Express

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ISBN: 9781784161194
Publication date: 30/07/2015
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780552996006
Publication date: 01/08/1996
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784161194
Publication date: 30th July 2015
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, The Evergreens, Travel,
Categories: Travel writing,

About Bill Bryson

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 ...

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