Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country (Paperback)Bill Bryson (author)
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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...
'... seriously funny' - Sue Townsend
In his own words, Bill Bryson comes "from Des Moines, Iowa. Somebody had to." Now living in the UK, Bill Bryson made his name with his iconic, insightful and very, very funny books of travel writing including: The Lost Continent, Neither Here Nor There, Notes from a Small Island (voted the book that best represents Britain in a national poll) A Walk in the Woods and The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island. He is also the author of A Short History of Nearly Everything.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 294 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 27 mm
'Bryson makes you laugh out loud...Down Under is filled with quirky stories' - The Sunday Express
'The thing that Bryson most loves about Australia - its "effortlessly dry, direct way of viewing the world" - is, in fact, his own. They're a perfect fit' - The New York Times
'Bryson is the perfect travelling companion... when it comes to travel's peculiars the man still has no peers' - The Times