Summary of Bill Bryson's The Road to Little Dribbling

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Pages : 54 pages
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Download or read book Summary of Bill Bryson's The Road to Little Dribbling written by Everest Media, and published by Everest Media LLC. This book was released on 2022-06-13T22:59:00Z with total page 54 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I knew nothing about Bognor Regis before I went there for the first time. I had heard that some British monarch, at some point in the past, called out the words Bugger Bognor just before expiring. #2 The king chose Bognor not because he had any special affection for it, but because a rich friend of his named Sir Arthur du Cros had a mansion there called Craigweil House, which he offered to the king for his private use. The king died six years later, and the town petitioned to have the word Regis added to its title. #3 The town of Bognor Regis is not such a bad place. It has a long beach with a curving concrete promenade, and a town center that is compact and tidy, if not thriving. But the residents of the smart houses on the promenade pretend not to see us on the beach, because they are afraid of being seen by their neighbors. #4 I was excited about taking a bus to Brighton, and I had carefully selected the 12. 19 as the best bus for my purposes. But as I ambled to the bus stop, I watched in mild dismay as my bus departed just ahead of a cloud of black smoke.

Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem

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ISBN : 9783877630365
Pages : 669 pages
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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:

The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson (Trivia-On-Books)

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Download or read book The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson (Trivia-On-Books) written by Trivion Books and published by . This book was released on 2016-09-13 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Trivia-on-Book: The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! Having written the highest selling travelogue ever, author Bill Bryson undertakes to write its sequel by working his way along the longest straight line distance through the Island nation of Britain from Bognor Regis to Cape Wrath. Although he pinballs much on his way through, he is able to capture the very soul of modernized Britain by his harrumphing prose. The Sunday Times national bestseller, The Road to Little Dribbling, is the latest of Bill Bryson’s travel memoirs. An honorary OBE recipient, Bill has over twenty books to his credit—more than half of which have made bestseller lists. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson that is bothinsightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!!

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.

Notes from a Small Island

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ISBN : 1784161195
Pages : 378 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (784 users)

Download or read book Notes from a Small Island written by Bill Bryson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2015 with total page 378 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.

Intralingual Translation of British Novels

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ISBN : 1350151882
Pages : 270 pages
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Download or read book Intralingual Translation of British Novels written by Linda Pillière and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-04-22 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Building on an upsurge of interest in the Americanisation of British novels triggered by the Harry Potter series, this book explores the various ways that British novels, from children's fiction to travelogues and Book Prize winners, have been adapted and rewritten for the US market. Drawing on a vast corpus of over 80 works and integrating the latest research in multimodality and stylistics, Linda Pillière analyses the modifications introduced to make British English texts more culturally acceptable and accessible to the American English reader. From paratextual differences in cover, illustrations, typeface and footnotes to dialectal changes to lexis, tense, syntax and punctuation, Pillière explores the sociocultural and ideological pressures involved in intralingual translation and shows how the stylistic effects of such changes – including loss of meaning, voice, rhythm and word play – often result in a more muted American edition. In doing so, she reveals how homing in on numerous small adjustments can provide fascinating insights into the American publishing process and readership.

Troublesome Words

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ISBN : 9780141040394
Pages : 241 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (4 users)

Download or read book Troublesome Words written by Bill Bryson and published by Penguin Books. This book was released on 2009 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Should you ever split an infinitive? What's the difference between aiding and abetting? The English language is a minefield of difficulty. In this new edition of his book, Bill Bryson discusses the problems and offers advice on usage.

Down Under

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ISBN : 1784161837
Pages : 426 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (784 users)

Download or read book Down Under written by Bill Bryson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2015 with total page 426 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...

A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

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ISBN : 9780241451946
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (451 users)

Download or read book A Really Short History of Nearly Everything written by Bill Bryson and published by Puffin. This book was released on 2020-10-29 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ever wondered how we got from nothing to something? Or thought about how we can weigh the earth? Or wanted to reach the edge of the universe? Uncover the mysteries of time, space and life on earth in this extraordinary book - a journey from the centre of the planet to the dawn of the dinosaurs, and everything in between. And discover our own incredible journey, from single cell to civilisation, including the brilliant (and sometimes very bizarre) scientists who helped us find out the how and why.

Scotland Beyond the Bagpipes

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ISBN : 1913551148
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Download or read book Scotland Beyond the Bagpipes written by Helen Ochyra and published by Book Guild Publishing. This book was released on 2020-03-26 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Like so many people who live south of the border in England, Helen thought that she knew all about Scotland. It was a part of Britain after all, a place that was surely more the same than it was different. But then she actually went there – and everything changed… Helen discovered a place altogether different from her home country down south. Over a few days in Edinburgh, Helen was charmed by Scotland’s magic. A spell was cast on her undulating walk across ancient volcanoes – the story of getting from one side of the city centre to the other – and as she was bewitched by the landscape she also found herself charmed by the country’s famously chatty people. Helen left wanting more, and so in 2017 – after the sudden loss of her mother – she returned to explore properly. Over three months Helen undertook a personal journey around Scotland, uncovering stories about the history, geography and people of this peerless, magical country.

Mother Tongue

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ISBN : 9780141040080
Pages : 269 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (4 users)

Download or read book Mother Tongue written by Bill Bryson and published by Penguin Books Limited. This book was released on 2009 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author of the acclaimed The Lost Continent now steers us through the quirks and byways of the English language. We learn why island, freight, and colonel are spelled in such unphonetic ways, why four has a u in it but forty doesn't, plus bizarre and enlightening facts about some of the patriarchs of this peculiar language.

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

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ISBN : 1784161810
Pages : 384 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (784 users)

Download or read book The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid written by Bill Bryson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2015-11-05 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bill Brysonâe(tm)s first travel book opened with the immortal line, âe~I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to.âe(tm) In this deeply funny and personal memoir, he travels back in time to explore the ordinary kid he once was, in the curious world of 1950s Middle America. It was a happy time, when almost everything was good for you, including DDT, cigarettes and nuclear fallout. This is a book about one boyâe(tm)s growing up. But in Brysonâe(tm)s hands, it becomes everyoneâe(tm)s story, one that will speak volumes âe" especially to anyone who has ever been young.

The Lost Continent

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ISBN : 9780060161583
Pages : 326 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (161 users)

Download or read book The Lost Continent written by Bill Bryson and published by VNR AG. This book was released on 1989 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When a native of Iowa returns from England to wander across America's heartland in search of the perfect small town, the result is a string of hilarious anecdotes and biting social commentary