Notes from a Small Island

After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson took the decision to move back to the States for a few years, to let his kids experience life in another country, to give his wife the chance to shop until 10 p.m. seven nights a week, and, ...

Notes from a Small Island

Notes from a Small Island

After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson took the decision to move back to the States for a few years, to let his kids experience life in another country, to give his wife the chance to shop until 10 p.m. seven nights a week, and, most of all, because he had read that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another, and it was thus clear to him that his people needed him. But before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire, 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 Gardeners' Question Time.

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Notes from a Small Island
Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: Bill Bryson
Categories: England
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Doubleday UK

After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson took the decision to move back to the States for a few years, to let his kids experience life in another country, to give his wife the chance to shop until 10 p.m. seven nights a week, and, most of all, because
The Road to Little Dribbling
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Bill Bryson
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-08 - Publisher: Random House

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
Notes From A Very Small Island
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Anthony Stancomb
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-15 - Publisher: Lume Books

Notes From a Very Small Island is the follow-up to the bestselling Under a Croatian Sun, which tells the story of a couple upping sticks and leaving their humdrum life in London for blue skies and café life on an island in Croatia.
Notes from an Even Smaller Island
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Neil Humphreys
Categories: Singapore
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

Knowing nothing of Singapore, Neil Humphreys arrives in the land of 'air-conned' shopping centres and Lee Kuan Yew. From the aunties in the hawker centres to expats dressed as bananas, from Singlish to kiasuism, and from Singaporeans abroad, Humphreys explores all aspects of Singaporean life, taking in the sights, dissecting
Quicklet on Bill Bryson's Notes From a Small Island (CliffNotes-like Summary)
Language: en
Pages: 17
Authors: Vivian Wagner
Categories: Study Aids
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-29 - Publisher: Hyperink Inc

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

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