Notes from a Small Island

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Thorndike Press, 1996 - History - 503 pages
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Before returning to America after spending twenty years in Britain, the author decided to tour his second home and presents a look at England's quirks and its endearing qualities

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There is no doubt that Bryson is a talented writer. - LibraryThing
This lack of insight is tedious. - LibraryThing
Good intro to England for foreigners. - LibraryThing
That just happens to be their frame of reference. - LibraryThing
His insight on each of these is often hilarious. - LibraryThing

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Funny, witty, to the point. Read full review

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Ex-patriot American Bill Bryson takes a sojourn around the UK to craft a richly humorous love letter to his adopted homeland. Charting his experiences of the UK from an unedifying stay in a Dover B&B ... Read full review

About the author (1996)

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on December 8, 1951. In 1973, Bryson went backpacking in England, where he eventually decided to settle. He wrote for the English newspapers The Times and The Independent, as well as supplementing his income by writing travel articles. Bryson moved back to the States in 1995. His first travel book, The Lost Continent, chronicles a trip in his mother's Chevy around small town America. Since then, he has written several more about the U. K. and the U. S., including bestsellers, A Walk in the Woods, I'm A Stranger Here Myself, and In a Sunburned Country. His other books include Bill Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words, Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe, Made in America, The Mother Tongue, Bill Bryson's African Diary, A Short History of Nearly Everything and At Home: A Short History of Private Life, Walk About, and Seeing Further: The Story of Science, Discovery, the Genius of the Royal Society, and At Home: A Short History of Private Life.

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