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Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson’s bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent, Neither Here Nor There and Notes from a Small Island, which in a national poll was voted the book that best represents Britain. His acclaimed book on the history of science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, won the Royal... show more

Bill Bryson’s bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent, Neither Here Nor There and Notes from a Small Island, which in a national poll was voted the book that best represents Britain. His acclaimed book on the history of science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, won the Royal Society’s Aventis Prize as well as the Descartes Prize, the European Union’s highest literary award.

Bryson has written books on language, on Shakespeare, and on his own childhood in the hilarious memoir The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. His last critically lauded bestsellers were on history – At Home: a Short History of Private Life, and One Summer: America 1927.

Another travel book, A Walk in the Woods, has now become a major film starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson. Bryson’s new book, The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island comes out in Autumn 2015.
Bill Bryson was born in the American Mid-West, and is now living back in the UK. A former Chancellor of Durham University, he was President of Campaign to Protect Rural England for five years, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society.
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Birth date: 1951-12-08
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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 1 year ago
Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson chronicles the walking expedition that the author took across Great Britain right before he moved back to the United States. I loved how his enjoyment of the countryside (particularly Yorkshire) came through in his beautiful descriptions. If he had only stuck...
Reader & Dreamer
Reader & Dreamer rated it 2 years ago
an extremely enjoyable book.geology, chemistry, paleontology, astronomy, and particle physics, and a journey along the paths that led scientists to some amazing discoveries.fascinating ♥
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 2 years ago
A WALK IN THE WOODS was okay. The author and his friend did not get to hike the entire trail as they had originally intended, which was not only disappointing for them but for me as well. I learned about the history of the trail and how the whole thing works. I previously had no idea that the tr...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it 3 years ago
This could not catch my interest. It seemed kind of amusing, but my mind kept wandering. I’m not sure if this is just not a good book for the audio format or if I’m just not in the mood. Or maybe because it’s a sequel and I haven’t read the first book. I gave it my minimum 20 minutes of audio time b...
Lenaribka
Lenaribka rated it 3 years ago
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