Notes from a Small Island

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Doubleday, 1995 - England - 282 pages
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I LOVE this book, so funny, love his writing style. - Goodreads
What a jerky windbag this narrative voice is. - Goodreads
A travel log full of wit and insight. - Goodreads
Absolutely hysterical and educational at the same time. - Goodreads
Lots of laughs and great travel tips for the UK - Goodreads
Funny, quirky and easy to read. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Miffy - Goodreads

I enjoyed reading this but it didn't quite live up to my expectations in terms of comical value. But a good read nevertheless. Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew Boast - Goodreads

If I wanted to read list after list I could do better than a phone book or British Rail timetable. Seriously the whole book (well the first half I managed to get through) felt like he could not wait ... Read full review


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About the author (1995)

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, athe Genius of the Royal Society, and At Home: A Short History of Private Life.

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