The Road to Little Dribbling

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ISBN : 147350807X
Pages : 480 pages
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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.

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!!

Summary of Bill Bryson's The Road to Little Dribbling

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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

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ISBN : 9781628444223
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Download or read book The Road to Little Dribbling written by Bill Bryson and published by . This book was released on 2016 with total page 565 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Road to Little Dribbling

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ISBN : 9781444832433
Pages : 504 pages
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Download or read book The Road to Little Dribbling written by Bill Bryson and published by Charnwood. This book was released on 2017-01-05 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twenty years after his trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country, Bill Bryson makes a brand new journey around Britain to see what has changed. From Bognor Regis to Cape Wrath, by way of places that many people never get to at all, Bryson sets out to rediscover the beautiful, magnificently eccentric, endearingly unique country that he thought he knew but doesn't altogether recognize anymore. Yet, despite Britain's occasional failings and more or less eternal bewilderments, he is still pleased to call this rainy island home - and not just because of the cream teas, a noble history, and an extra day off at Christmas ...

Notes From A Small Island

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ISBN : 1409095754
Pages : 384 pages
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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.

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

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Download or read book Trivia: the Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson (Trivia-On-Books) written by Trivion Books and published by . This book was released on 2016-12-21 with total page 70 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 both insightful 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 [Spoken word] [MP3 CD]

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Download or read book The road to Little Dribbling [Spoken word] [MP3 CD] written by Bill Bryson and published by . This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1995, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his home. The hilarious book he wrote about that journey, 'Notes from a Small Island', became one of the most loved books of recent decades, and was voted in a BBC poll as the book that best represents Britain. Now, Bill Bryson sets out on a brand-new journey, on a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis on the south coast to Cape Wrath on the northernmost tip of Scotland. Once again, he will guide us through all that's best and worst about Britain today - while doing that incredibly rare thing of making us laugh out loud in public.

Focus On: 100 Most Popular American Agnostics

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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.

Summary of The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain: Trivia/Quiz for Fans

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Download or read book Summary of The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain: Trivia/Quiz for Fans written by Whizbooks and published by Blurb. This book was released on 2019-05-23 with total page 90 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Summary of The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion & discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this companion book for your enjoyment.

Down Under

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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...

Made In America

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ISBN : 140909569X
Pages : 592 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (49 users)

Download or read book Made In America written by Bill Bryson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-03-02 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘Funny, wise, learned and compulsive’ - GQ Bill Bryson turns away from travelling the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Continent, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid and Notes from a Big Country, for a fast, exhilarating ride along the Route 66 of American language and popular culture. In Made in America, Bryson tells the story of how American arose out of the English language, and along the way, de-mythologizes his native land - explaining how a dusty desert hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn’t won, why Americans say ‘lootenant’ and ‘Toosday’, how they were eating junk food long before the word itself was cooked up - as well as exposing the true origins of the words G-string, blockbuster, poker and snafu. ‘A tremendously sassy work, full of zip, pizzazz and all those other great American qualities’ Will Self, Independent on Sunday

Neither Here, Nor There

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ISBN : 1409095878
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book Neither Here, Nor There written by Bill Bryson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-03-02 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bill Bryson’s first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in 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 or window-shopping in the sex shops of the Reeperbahn, Bryson takes in the sights, dissects the culture and illuminates each place and person with his hilariously caustic observations. He even goes to Liechtenstein.

Troublesome Words

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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.

The Body

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ISBN : 1473508150
Pages : 544 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (473 users)

Download or read book The Body written by Bill Bryson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2019-10-03 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #1 Bestseller in both hardback and paperback: SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE _______ 'A directory of wonders.' - The Guardian 'Jaw-dropping.' - The Times 'Classic, wry, gleeful Bryson...an entertaining and absolutely fact-rammed book.' - The Sunday Times 'It is a feat of narrative skill to bake so many facts into an entertaining and nutritious book.' - The Daily Telegraph _______ 'We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.' Bill Bryson sets off to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up. A wonderful successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything, this new book is an instant classic. It will have you marvelling at the form you occupy, and celebrating the genius of your existence, time and time again. 'What I learned is that we are infinitely more complex and wondrous, and often more mysterious, than I had ever suspected. There really is no story more amazing than the story of us.' Bill Bryson