Neither Here Nor There

Neither Here Nor There : Travels in Europe

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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 Hamemrfest, 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, window-shopping in the sex shops of the Reeperbahn or disputing his hotel bill in Copenhagen, Bryson takes in the sights, dissects the culture and illuminates each place and person with his hilariously caustic observations. He even goes to Liechtenstein.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 120 x 142 x 24mm | 199.58g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Audio
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0552152145
  • 9780552152143
  • 258,382

About Bill Bryson

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).show more

Review quote

"'Hugely funny (not snigger-snigger funny, but great-big-belly-laugh-till-you-cry funny)'" Daily Telegraph "'This is the travel book that every Inter-Rail vagrant would love to write'" New Statesman "'It's very, very funny'" The Sunday Timesshow more

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"'It's very, very funny'"show more

Back cover copy

Bill Bryson brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backback, 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, taking in the sights, dissecting the culture and illuminating each place and person with his hilariously caustic observations. He even goes to Liechtenstein.show more

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44,102 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 29% (12,974)
4 39% (16,985)
3 25% (10,861)
2 6% (2,442)
1 2% (840)
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