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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409095873
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
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Neither Here, Nor There

Travels in Europe




Bill Bryson's second, achingly funny book, retracing his own steps as a student backpacking through Europe, twenty years later.

Bill Bryson's first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books for years. In Neither Here nor There he brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, 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, window-shopping in the sex shops of the Reeperbahn or disputing his hotel bill in Copenhagen, Bryson takes in the sights, dissects the culture and illuminates each place and person with his hilariously caustic abservations. He even goes to Liechtenstein.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409095873
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
Categories:

About the Author

Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. His bestselling books include The Road to Little Dribbling, Notes from a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, One Summer and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. In a national poll, Notes from a Small Island was voted the book that best represents Britain. His acclaimed work of popular science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, won the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize, and was the biggest selling non-fiction book of its decade in the UK. His new book The Body: A Guide for Occupants is an extraordinary exploration of the human body which will have you marvelling at the form you occupy.
Bill Bryson was Chancellor of Durham University 2005–2011. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society. He lives in England.

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Praise for Neither Here, Nor There

“'Hugely funny (not snigger-snigger funny, but great-big-belly-laugh-till-you-cry funny)'”

Daily Telegraph

“'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

“'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


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