Notes From A Small Island

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1409095754
Pages : 384 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (49 users)

Download or read book Notes From A Small Island written by Bill Bryson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-03-02 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1995, before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire to move back to the States for a few years with his family, Bill Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home. 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.

Notes from a Small Island

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ISBN : 9781405627290
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Download or read book Notes from a Small Island written by Bill Bryson and published by Clipper Audio. This book was released on 2013-01-07 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After almost two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson took the decision to move back to the States for a while, but before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire, Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain - a farewell tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home. As Bryson turns his attention to his adopted country he considers such things as why are the British the happiest people on Earth and what is there to actually do at Stonehenge? Britain will never seem the same again.

The Road to Little Dribbling

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 147350807X
Pages : 480 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (473 users)

Download or read book The Road to Little Dribbling written by Bill Bryson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2015-10-08 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 2016 Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country. The hilarious 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 anniversary of that modern classic, Bryson makes a brand-new journey round Britain to see what has changed. Following (but not too closely) a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis to Cape Wrath, by way of places that many people never get to at all, Bryson sets out to rediscover the wondrously beautiful, magnificently eccentric, endearingly unique country that he thought he knew but doesn’t altogether recognize any more. Yet, despite Britain’s occasional failings and more or less eternal bewilderments, Bill Bryson is still pleased to call our rainy island home. And not just because of the cream teas, a noble history, 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.

Quicklet on Bill Bryson's Notes From a Small Island (CliffNotes-like Summary)

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ISBN : 1614648980
Pages : 17 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (614 users)

Download or read book Quicklet on Bill Bryson's Notes From a Small Island (CliffNotes-like Summary) written by Vivian Wagner and published by Hyperink Inc. This book was released on 2012-02-29 with total page 17 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ABOUT THE BOOK Bill Bryson’s Notes from a Small Island is a quirky, funny book filled with amazing and intriguing details about Britain. I love this book, just as I love all of Bryson’s writing. It reminds me of the first book I read by him – A Walk in the Woods – because it, too, is a travel story that has him ambling around the countryside and reporting his observations. In fact, he has such a likable voice and an engaging manner that he could walk around the block and still make it fun to read. That’s the wonderful thing about Bryson, and it’s why I love him. He has a wry sense of humor that makes anything interesting, funny, and endearing, and this book about Britain is no exception. You’ll read it and laugh, and at the same time you’ll learn a lot about this country, its history, its politics, and its people. You’ll also learn a lot about Bryson himself, and that’s enjoyable, as well. The thing about Bryson is that he sees everything through the lens of his own perspective, but that personal perspective never obscures the subject that he’s looking at. The more you learn about him, the more you understand his take on his subject matter. That is exactly what happens in Notes from a Small Island. MEET THE AUTHOR professional writer Vivian Wagner has wide-ranging interests, from technology and business to music and motorcycles. She writes features regularly for ECT News Network, and her work has also appeared in American Profile, Entrepreneur, Bluegrass Unlimited, and many other publications. She is also the author of Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music (Citadel 2010). For more about her, visit her website at www.vivianwagner.net. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Notes from a Small Island was published in 1997 as a kind of love story about the country Bryson was getting ready to leave. It’s told as a travel narrative, and in order to write it as such, he travels around the country as a tourist, trying to see it with fresh eyes after having lived there for a number of years as a resident. The book opens with him arriving in England via Calais, just as he arrived years before, and it continues by following him on his journey through the country. As Publisher’s Weekly says in a review of the book, “his trenchant, witty and detailed observations of life in a variety of towns and villages will delight Anglophiles. Traveling only on public transportation and hiking whenever possible, Bryson wandered along the coast through Bournemouth and neighboring villages that reinforced his image of Britons as a people who rarely complain and are delighted by such small pleasures as a good tea. In Liverpool, the author's favorite English city, he visited the Merseyside Maritime Museum to experience its past as a great port. Interweaving descriptions of landscapes and everyday encounters with shopkeepers, pub customers and fellow travelers, Bryson shares what he loves best about the idiosyncrasies of everyday English life in this immensely entertaining travel memoir.” Buy a copy to keep reading!

Die Taugenichtse

Publisher : Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
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ISBN : 342343192X
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (423 users)

Download or read book Die Taugenichtse written by Samuel Selvon and published by Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag. This book was released on 2017-05-05 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ein Roman wie ein Lieblingssong Moses, Big City, Fünf-nach-zwölf und die anderen setzen große Hoffnungen in ihr neues Leben im "Zentrum der Welt", so nennen sie das London der Nachkriegszeit. Sie sind aus der Karibik hierhergekommen, jetzt staunen sie über die Dampfwolken vor ihren Mündern. Und wenn der Wochenlohn wieder nicht reicht, jagen sie eben die Tauben auf dem Dach. Kapitulation? Niemals! Stattdessen beginnen die Überlebenskünstler, sich neu zu erfinden – und ihre neue Heimat gleich mit. Samuel Selvons Ton zwischen kreolischem Straßenslang und balladesker Suada setzt sich sofort ins Ohr. Bedingungslos aufrichtig erzählt Selvon von den ersten Einwanderern Englands, die das Land für immer verändert haben – sein Denken, seine Sprache, sein Selbstverständnis. Die literarische Entdeckung!

Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem

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ISBN : 9783877630365
Pages : 669 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (63 users)

Download or read book Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem written by Bill Bryson and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 669 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

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Pages : 12 pages
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Download or read book Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson written by R. Johnson and published by . This book was released on 2001 with total page 12 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Dear Bill Bryson

Publisher : Icon Books
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ISBN : 1785789090
Pages : 250 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (785 users)

Download or read book Dear Bill Bryson written by Ben Aitken and published by Icon Books. This book was released on 2022-02-03 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE ACCLAIMED THE GRAN TOUR AND THE MARMALADE DIARIES An irreverent homage to the '95 travel classic. 'It would be wrong to view this book as just a highly accomplished homage to a personal hero. Aitken's politics, as much as his humour, are firmly in the spotlight, and Dear Bill Bryson achieves more than its title (possibly even its author) intended.' Manchester Review In 2013, travel writer Ben Aitken decided to follow in the footsteps of his hero - literally - and started a journey around the UK, tracing the trip taken by Bill Bryson in his classic tribute to the British Isles, Notes from a Small Island. Staying at the same hotels, ordering the same food, and even spending the same amount of time in the bath, Aitken's homage - updated and with a new preface for 2022 - is filled with wit, insight and humour.

Notes from a Small Island

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ISBN : 9780099891123
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Download or read book Notes from a Small Island written by Random House and published by . This book was released on 1998-10 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Notes From A Big Country

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ISBN : 140909572X
Pages : 384 pages
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Download or read book Notes From A Big Country written by Bill Bryson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-03-02 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bill Bryson has the rare knack of being out of his depth wherever he goes - even (perhaps especially) in the land of his birth. This became all too apparent when, after nearly two decades in England, the world's best-loved travel writer upped sticks with Mrs Bryson, little Jimmy et al. and returned to live in the country he had left as a youth. Of course there were things Bryson missed about Blighty but any sense of loss was countered by the joy of rediscovering some of the forgotten treasures of his childhood: the glories of a New England autumn; the pleasingly comical sight of oneself in shorts; and motel rooms where you can generally count on being awakened in the night by a piercing shriek and the sound of a female voice pleading, 'Put the gun down, Vinnie, I'll do anything you say.' Whether discussing the strange appeal of breakfast pizza or the jaw-slackening direness of American TV, Bill Bryson brings his inimitable brand of bemused wit to bear on that strangest of phenomena - the American way of life.

Small Island

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ISBN : 9780755307500
Pages : 533 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

Download or read book Small Island written by Andrea Levy and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page 533 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Returning to England after the war Gilbert Joseph is treated very differently now that he is no longer in an RAF uniform. Joined by his wife Hortense, he rekindles a friendship with Queenie who takes in Jamaican lodgers. Can their dreams of a better life in England overcome the prejudice they face?

Notes from a Big Country

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 0552997862
Pages : 398 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (552 users)

Download or read book Notes from a Big Country written by Bill Bryson and published by Random House. This book was released on 1999 with total page 398 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Perfectly Formed Potatoes To Adulterous Us Presidents, And From Domestic Upsets To Millennial Fever, Bill Bryson Just Cannot Resist Airing His Opinions And Standing Up For His (Mostly) Law-Abiding Fellow American Citizens. But Of Course After Twenty Years In England, He Is Now Back On The Other Side Of The Pond, And Is Obviously Having A Little Trouble Finding His True American Self Again.After Vigorous Exercise On The Appalachian Trail Comes This Edited Collection Of Bryson S Most Splenetic Comic Pieces Culled From His Humorous Regular Column In The Mail On Sunday.

Down Under

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1409095630
Pages : 432 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (49 users)

Download or read book Down Under written by Bill Bryson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-03-02 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life – a large portion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere else. Ignoring such dangers – and yet curiously obsessed by them – Bill Bryson journeyed to Australia and promptly fell in love with the country. And who can blame him? The people are cheerful, extrovert, quick-witted and unfailingly obliging: their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water; the food is excellent; the beer is cold and the sun nearly always shines. Life doesn’t get much better than this...

Notes from a Small Island

Publisher : Fox Print
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ISBN : 9781885520005
Pages : 25 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (52 users)

Download or read book Notes from a Small Island written by Ellen Kort and published by Fox Print. This book was released on 1994-06-01 with total page 25 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Troublesome Words

Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 0241974542
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (241 users)

Download or read book Troublesome Words written by Bill Bryson and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2015-06-02 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Troublesome Words is playful and riddlesome guide to the English language from the bestselling author of Notes from a Small Island and A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson What is the difference between mean and median, blatant and flagrant, flout and flaunt? Is it whodunnit or whodunit? Do you know? Are you sure? With Troublesome Words, journalist and bestselling travel-writer Bill Bryson gives us a clear, concise and entertaining guide to the problems of English usage and spelling that has been an indispensable companion to those who work with the written word for over twenty years. So if you want to discover whether you should care about split infinitives, are cursed with an uncontrollable outbreak of commas or were wondering if that newsreader was right to say 'an historic day', this superb book is the place to find out.

Bang in the Middle

Publisher : HarperCollins UK
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ISBN : 0007524439
Pages : 300 pages
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Download or read book Bang in the Middle written by Robert Shore and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2014-03-27 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A book to put the Midlands back on the map.