Neither Here Nor There:: Travels in Europe

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Harper Collins, Mar 1, 1993 - Travel - 256 pages
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Like many of his generation, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe in the early seventies -- in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. Twenty years later he decided to retrace the journey he undertook in the halcyon days of his youth. The result is Neither Here Nor There, an affectionate and riotously funny pilgrimage from the frozen wastes of Scandinavia to the chaotic tumult of Istanbul, with stops along the way in Europe's most diverting and historic locales. Like many of his generation, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe in the early seventies--in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. Twenty years later he decided to retrace the journey he undertook in the halcyon days of his youth. The result is Neither Here Nor There, an affectionate and riotously funny pilgrimage from the frozen wastes of Scandinavia to the chaotic tumult of Istanbul, with stops along the way in Europe's most diverting and historic locales.

 

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User Review  - AmberMcWilliams - LibraryThing

A pleasure - Bryson's apt observations and low-key humour are such fun to read, and it's great to get his perspective on places in Europe that we have been - and others we haven't. Read full review

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No indication in this whingeing, whiney, sweary mess of tired stereotypes that the author would go on to be a fabulous, amusing and clever travel writer. Read full review

Contents

TO THE NORTH
PARIS 39
BRUSSELS 52
BELGIUM 59
AACHEN AND COLOGNE 71
AMSTERDAM 82
HAMBURG 94
COPENHAGEN 103
GOTHENBURG 116
STOCKHOLM 124
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Bill Bryson is the bestselling author of At Home, A Walk in the Woods, The Lost Continent, Made in America, The Mother Tongue, and A Short History of Nearly Everything, winner of the Aventis Prize. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Bryson lives in England with his wife and children.

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