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Down Under, Bill Bryson
1 Bill Bryson Down Under
Doubleday 240822 Australia 2000 038540817X / 9780385408172 Hardcover Good Condition Good It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life - a large portion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere else. Ignoring such dangers - and yet curiously obsessed by them - Bill Bryson journeyed to Australia and promptly fell in love with the country. And who can blame him? The people are cheerful, extrovert, quick-witted and unfailingly obliging: their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water; the food is excellent; the beer is cold and the sun nearly always shines. Life doesn't get much better than this... 319 pages. Tanning to pages. Dust jacket has a few small tears to edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Travel::Travel & Exploration; Travel & Places; ISBN: 038540817X. ISBN/EAN: 9780385408172. Inventory No: 240822. Hardcover 
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Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson
2 Bill Bryson Notes from a Small Island
Black Swan 245827 Great Britain 1997 Reprint 0552996009 / 9780552996006 Softcover Good Condition 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. 352 pages. Tanning to pages. Cover edges rubbed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel; Travel & Places; ISBN: 0552996009. ISBN/EAN: 9780552996006. Inventory No: 245827. Paperback 
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