Neither Here, Nor There: Travels in Europe - Bryson (Paperback)Bill Bryson (author)
From the northernmost town on the continent to the cusp of Asia, Bill Bryson takes the reader on an unforgettable tour of Europe, retracing the travels of his student years with all his characteristic hilarity and charm.
I still remember that first sight. The plane dropped out of the clouds and there below me was this sudden magical tableau of small green fields and steepled villages spread across an undulating landscape, like a shaken-out quilt just settling back onto a bed.
Bill Bryson's first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years.
In Neither Here nor There he brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backback, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia.
Fluent in, oh, at least one language, he retraces his travels as a student twenty years before. Whether braving the homicidal motorists of Paris, being robbed by gypsies in Florence, attempting not to order tripe and eyeballs in a German restaurant or window-shopping in the sex shops of the Reeperbahn, Bryson takes in the sights, dissects the culture and illuminates each place and person with his hilariously caustic observations.
He even goes to Liechtenstein.
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: 320
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 19 mm
'Hugely funny (not snigger-snigger funny but great-big-belly-laugh-till-you-cry funny).' – Daily Telegraph
'A breezy and entertaining account of what it is like to be utterly at sea in a continent most of his readers will regard as familiar.' - Independent on Sunday
'Undoubtedly the most enjoyable travel book of the year.' - Time Out
'This is the travel book that every Inter-Rail vagrant would love to write; the Animal House of the genre.' - New Statesman
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