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Notes from a small island #1

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: New York : Morrow, 1995.
Series: Notes from a small island, 1
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. ed
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After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson, the acclaimed author of such best-sellers as The Mother Tongue and Made in America, decided it was time to move back to the United States for a while. This was partly to let his wife and kids experience life in Bryson's homeland - and partly because he had read that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another. It was  Read more...
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Named Person: Bill Bryson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Bryson
ISBN: 9780380727506 0688147259 9780688147259 0380727501
OCLC Number: 972368899
Description: 324 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Notes from a small island, 1
Responsibility: Bill Bryson.

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After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson, the acclaimed author of such best-sellers as The Mother Tongue and Made in America, decided it was time to move back to the United States for a while. This was partly to let his wife and kids experience life in Bryson's homeland - and partly because he had read that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another. 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 modern-day Britain, and to analyze what he loved so much about a country that had produced Marmite, zebra crossings, and place names like Farleigh Wallop, Titsey, and Shellow Bowells. With characteristic wit and irreverence, Bill Bryson presents the ludicrous and the endearing in equal measure. The result is a hilarious social commentary that conveys the true glory of Britain.

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