Notes from a Small Island

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Notes from a Small Island

After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson took the decision to move back to the States for a while, to let his kids experience life in another country, to give his wife the chance to shop until 10 p.m. seven nights a week, and, most of all, because he had read the 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another, and 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 the nations 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, Titsey and Shellow Bowells, people who said Mustnt grumble, and Gardeners Question Time. So in Notes from a Small Island, Bryson turns a laconic but affectionate eye on his adopted country. Britain will never seem the same again.


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Title Notes from a Small Island
Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-13 9780552996006
ISBN-10 0552996006
Publisher Random House
Language English
Edition NA
Height 198 mm
Width 129 mm
Thickness 25 mm
Binding Paperback
Pages 416