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Notes From A Big Country

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By Bill Bryson

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 savored.

MARTIN FLETCHER, THE TIMES

 

 

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Notes From A Big Country

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, Notes From A Big Country brings an inimitable brand of bemused wit to bear on that strangest of phenomena – the American way of life.

About the Author

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. Settled in England for many years, he moved to America with his wife and four children for a few years ,but has since returned to live in the UK. His bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent, Notes From a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods and Down Under.

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Weight 0.45 kg
Dimensions 13 × 2.0 × 19.7 cm