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Notes from a Small Island

Bill Bryson William Roberts

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01 December 2016
Humanities; Travel writing
After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson, the acclaimed author of such best sellers as The Mother Tongue and Made in America, decided it was time to move back to the United States for a while. This was partly to let his wife and kids experience life in Bryson's homeland, and partly because he had read that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another.

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 modern-day Britain, and to analyze what he loved so much about a country that had produced Marmite, zebra crossings, and place names like Farleigh Wallop, Titsey, and Shellow Bowells.

With wit and irreverence, Bill Bryson presents the ludicrous and the endearing in equal measure. The result is a social commentary that conveys the true glory of Britain.
By:   Bill Bryson
Read by:   William Roberts
Imprint:   Bolinda/Audible Audio
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   Unabridged
ISBN:   9781489371409
ISBN 10:   1489371400
Publication Date:   01 December 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   CD-Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Notes from a Small Island

'Astute and funny ... an amusing guide to the U.K.'s foibles, as well as a tribute to its enchantment.' -- New York Times Book Review


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