Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land. The result was Notes from a Small Island, one of the bestselling travel books ever written. Now he has traveled about Britain again, by bus and train and rental car and on foot, to see what has changed -- and what hasn't. With his instinct for the funny and quirky, and his eye for the idiotic, the bewildering, the appealing, and the ridiculous, he offers insights into all that is best and worst about Britain today.
Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor Books, October 2016
Product Dimensions: 7.9 L × 5.2 W × 1 H
Publisher Marketing: Publisher Marketing: In 1995, Iowa native Bill Bryson took a motoring trip around Britain to explore that green and pleasant land. The uproarious book that resulted, Notes from a Small Island, is one of the most acute portrayals of the United Kingdom ever written. Two decades later, Bryson now a British citizen set out again to rediscover his adopted country. In these pages, he follows a straight line through the island from Bognor Regis to Cape Wrath and shows us every pub, stone village, and human foible along the way.
Whether he is dodging cow attacks in Torcross, getting lost in the H&M on Kensington High Street, or more seriously contemplating the future of the nation s natural wonders in the face of aggressive development, Bryson guides us through the old and the new with vivid detail and laugh-out-loud humor. Irreverent, endearing, and always hilarious, The Road to Little Dribbling is filled with Bill Bryson s deep knowledge and love of his chosen home.
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