By: Bryson, Bill

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WINNER: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER READER AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 WINNER: BOOKS ARE MY BAG READER AWARD FOR BEST AUTOBIOGRAPHY OR BIOGRAPHY 2 016 Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate th e green and kindly island that had become his adopted country. The hilariou s book that resulted, Notes from a Small Island, was taken to the nation's heart and became the bestselling travel book ever, and was also voted in a BBC poll the book that best represents Britain.Now, to mark the twentieth a nniversary of that modern classic, Bryson makes a brand-new journey round B ritain to see what has changed. Following (but not too closely) a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bogno r Regis to Cape Wrath, by way of places that many people never get to at al l, Bryson sets out to rediscover the wondrously beautiful, magnificently ec centric, endearingly unique country that he thought he knew but doesn't alt ogether recognize any more. Yet, despite Britain's occasional failings and more or less eternal bewilderments, Bill Bryson is still pleased to call ou r rainy island home. And not just because of the cream teas, a noble histor y, and an extra day off at Christmas. Once again, with his matchless homing instinct for the funniest and quirkiest, his unerring eye for the idiotic, the endearing, the ridiculous and the scandalous, Bryson gives us an acute and perceptive insight into all that is best and worst about Britain today.


Author Name: Bryson, Bill

Categories: Travel Writing,

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd: 2016

ISBN Number: 0552779830

ISBN Number 13: 9780552779838

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000051068