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Notes from a small island

作者: Bill Bryson
出版商: New York : Morrow, 1995.
版本/格式:   圖書 : 傳記 : 英語 : 1st U.S. ed所有版本和格式的總覽
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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  再讀一些...
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提及的人: Bill Bryson; Bill Bryson
資料類型: 傳記
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所有的作者/貢獻者: Bill Bryson
ISBN: 0688147259 9780688147259 0380727501 9780380727506
OCLC系統控制編碼: 33334904
描述: 324 p. : map ; 24 cm.
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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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I find this book very repetitive and boring. Every place or town he visits its the same repititive tone.
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