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Down Under

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It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life – a large portion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere else. Ignoring such dangers – and yet curiously obsessed by them – Bill Bryson journeyed to Australia and promptly fell in love with the country. And who can blame him? The people are cheerful, extrovert, quick-witted and unfailingly obliging: their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water; the food is excellent; the beer is cold and the sun nearly always shines. Life doesn’t get much better than this…

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ISBN: 9781784161835
Publication date: 5th November 2015
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Series: Bryson
Genres: Travel writing