Notes from A Small Island: Journey Through Britain - Bryson (Paperback)Bill Bryson (author)
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His aim was to take stock of the nation's public face and private parts (as it were), and to analyse what precisely it was he loved so much about a country that had produced Marmite; a military hero whose dying wish was to be kissed by a fellow named Hardy; place names like Farleigh Wallop, Titsey and Shellow Bowells; people who said 'Mustn't grumble', and 'Ooh lovely' at the sight of a cup of tea and a plate of biscuits; and Gardeners' Question Time.
Notes from a Small Island was a huge number-one bestseller when it was first published, and has become the nation's most loved book about Britain, going on to sell over two million copies.
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: 384
Weight: 262 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 24 mm
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“An hilarious read”
Bryson is really laugh-out-loud funny, even the Prologue. He has a very dry sense of humour and an hilarious 'puzzlement' at how the English do things; only a foreigner could write this. Really enjoyed... More
This book is Bryson at his best!
He captures the essence of being British in a way that could not be pinpointed by any other.
He doesn't understand why we discuss the weather, he doesn't understand why we... More
“ so much chinese food mr bryson!”
it's a wonder you survived your lovely trip, and lived long enough to read this delightful book.
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