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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

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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 and perceptive insight into all that is best and worst about Britain. 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 an acute and perceptive insight into all that is best and worst about Britain today.

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

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The Road to Little Dribbling More Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country. The hilarious book that resulted, Notes from a Small Island, was taken to the nation's heart and became the bestselling travel book ever, and was also voted in a BBC poll the book that best represents Britain. Now, to mark the twentieth anniversary of that modern classic, Bryson makes a brand-new journey round Britain to see what has changed. Following (but not too closely) a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis to Cape Wrath, by way of places that many people never get to at all, Bryson sets out to rediscover the wondrously beautiful, magnificently eccentric, endearingly unique country that he thought he knew but doesn't altogether recognize any more. Yet, despite Britain's occasional failings and more or less eternal bewilderments, Bill Bryson is still pleased to call our rainy island home. And not just because of the cream teas, a noble history, and an extra day off at Christmas.


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'Warm, funny, thoughtful, sometimes grumpy. An absolute joy.' + in Country Life

'I snorted with laughter...The Road to Little Dribbling is consistently and unendingly fabulous...I intend on buying a copy for everyone I know.' Clare Balding

'Fans should expect to chuckle, snort, snigger, grunt, laugh out loud and shake with recognition...a clotted cream and homemade jam scone of a treat.' Sunday Times

'Is it the funniest travel book I've read all year? Of course it is.' Daily Telegraph

'There were moments when I snorted out loud with laughter while reading this book in public...He can be as gloriously silly as ever.' The Times

'Bryson has no equal. He combines the charm and humour of Michael Palin with the cantankerousness of Victor Meldrew and the result is a benign intolerance that makes for a gloriously funny read.' 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

7th April 2016

Author

Bill Bryson

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Publisher

Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Travel
Biography / Autobiography
All Shortlists and Winners
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Travel writing
Humour

ISBN

9780552779838

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