Notes from a Small Island

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Doubleday, 1995 - England - 282 pages
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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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User Review  - Lonsdale Koester - Goodreads

Moments of wonderful narrative and insight, but honestly, Bryson is usually a little better than this and I expected more. Read full review

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User Review  - Kathryn - Goodreads

A fantastic little epic through contemporary Britain. Although just over 20 years old, many of the sites and cultural experiences still ring very true today in a way that is almost timeless. Hilarious and engaging. 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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