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Notes from A Small Island by Bill Bryson
  

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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 green and kindly island that had so long been his home. This book tells about his experiences.

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Notes from A Small Island by Bill Bryson

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.


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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

About the Author

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 African Diary (a charity book for CARE International).

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Publication date

30th July 2015

Author

Bill Bryson

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www.billbryson.co.uk/

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Publisher

Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Travel
Biography / Autobiography
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ISBN

9781784161194

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