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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409095729
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384
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Notes From A Big Country

Journey into the American Dream




The phenomenal bestseller from the author of Notes From a Small Island.

Bill Bryson has the rare knack of being out of his depth wherever he goes - even (perhaps especially) in the land of his birth! After two decades in England, the world's best-loved travel writer upped sticks with Mrs. Bryson etal and returned to live in the country he had left as a youth.
Bryson brings his inimitable brand of bemused wit to bear on the world's richest and craziest country.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409095729
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384
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 Notes From A Big Country

“'One of his best books'”

Scott Bradfield, Independent

“'Delightful bite-size essays that exude affection while debunking the ridiculous with wonderful succinctness...This is not a book to be read in a single sitting. It is one to be savoured'”

Martin Fletcher, The Times

“'Bill Bryson's answer to Alistair Cooke's Letter From America...not only hilarious but also insightful and informative'”

Jeremy Atiyah, Independent on Sunday

“'Bryson is great when explaining the idiosyncracies of America to middle England and making it funny... He is both serious and contemtuously funny'”

Guardian


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