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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

by Bill Bryson

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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 writing about his childhood in 1950’s America.  Basically it matters not that it’s American, it’s a childhood remembered, beautifully, and whatever your age I am sure you will empathise.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid Synopsis

Bill Bryson’s first travel book opened with the immortal line, ‘I come from Des Moines.Somebody had to.’ In this deeply funny new book, he travels back in time to explore the ordinary kid he once was, in the curious world of 1950s America.It was a happy time, when almost everything was good for you, including DDT, cigarettes and nuclear fallout.This is a book about one boy’s growing up.But in Bryson’s hands, it becomes everyone’s story, one that will speak volumes – especially to anyone who has ever been young.

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid Press Reviews

‘Is this the most cheerful book I’ve ever read?...hilarious…a lovely, happy book’ Evening Standard

‘Tender, hilarious and true’ The Times

'Outlandishly and improbably entertaining’ New York Times

'Wittily incisive…like Alan Bennett, Bryson can play the teddy-bear and then delivera sudden, grizzly-style swipe…might tell us as much about the oddities of the American way as a dozen think-tanks’ Independent

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ISBN: 9780552772549
Publication date: 04/06/2007
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780385608268
Publication date: 01/09/2006
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9780552772549
Publication date: 4th June 2007
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,
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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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