Notes from a Small Island

Notes from a Small Island

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By (author) Bill Bryson, Read by Bill Bryson

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  • Publisher: Corgi Audio
  • Format: CD-Audio | 5 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 140mm x 24mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 17 May 2004
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 055215170X
  • ISBN 13: 9780552151702
  • Sales rank: 140,572

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After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson took the decision to move back to the States for a while but before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire, Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain. 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 and Shellow Bowells, people who said 'Mustn't grumble', and Gardeners' Question Time.

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Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. He settled in England in 1977, and lived for many years with his English wife and four children in North Yorkshire. He and his family then moved to America for a few years but have now returned to the UK. He is the bestselling author of The Lost Continent, Mother Tongue, Neither Here Nor There, Made in America, Notes From a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, Notes From a Big Country, Down Under and, most recently, A Short History of Nearly Everything. He is also the author of the bestselling African Diary (a charity book for CARE International).