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Notes from a Small Island

7 Ratings: 1.1
A book released May 16, 1996 by Bill Bryson

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Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: William Morrow
Date Published: May 16, 1996
3 reviews about Notes from a Small Island
review by . April 16, 2010
After a lengthy residence in England, journalist Bill Bryson and his family had reached the decision to move back to their native USA. Before leaving, Bryson pulled out all the stops and embarked on a freewheeling 7 week whirlwind tour of England, Wales and Scotland. Shank's pony, bus, train, and the occasional rented car were his only modes of transportation. Of course, as one would expect, the journal from that trip formed the core of a book about the English people, their habits and customs, …
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
I really wanted to like this book more, because the subject matter (the UK) is right up my alley. But I mostly found it to be dull.
review by . February 27, 2009
Okay, I confess. I'm not one hundred percent finished reading this book yet. I can't help it; I'm savoring this thing. Bill Bryson doesn't disappoint in this recounting of his travels around England before he makes his return back to his home country of the United States. As someone who is impressed and intrigued by someone who can move to another country and live there successfully and happily, I eagerly read this book not just for the amusement factor (of which there was quite a bit) but also …
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