ISBN 9780552997867,Notes From A Big Country

Notes From A Big Country


Bill Bryson


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 1999

ISBN 9780552997867

ISBN-10 0552997862


Number of Pages 448 Pages
Language (English)

Travel & holiday

From perfectly formed potatoes to adulterous US presidents, and from domestic upsets to millennial fever, Bill Bryson just cannot resist airing his opinions and standing up for his (mostly) law-abiding fellow American citizens. But of course after twenty years in England, he is now back on the other side of the pond, and is obviously having a little trouble finding his true American self again.nnAfter vigorous exercise on the Appalachian Trail comes this edited collection of Bryson?s most splenetic comic pieces culled from his humorous regular column in the Mail on Sunday. About the Author 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. H is bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent, Neither Here Nor There, Notes From a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, and Down Under . He is also the author of the bestselling A Short History of Everything, and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. Table of Contents One of his best books','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 savoured','Bill Bryson's answer to Alistair Cooke's Letter From America?not only hilarious but also insightful and informative','Bryson is great when explaining the idiosyncracies of America to middle England and making it funny? He is both serious and contemtuously funny'