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Book News Annotation:

A combination travel guide and loving crack at the mannered manners of Britain written by journalist and long-time resident Bryson whose whirlwind trip around the island before his return to America yielded a number of witty essays on life, love, and beer. Traveling by public transit, Bryson zips from Liverpool to Stonehenge to Farleigh Wallop documenting searches for restaurants, pub discoveries, and a "litter festival" in Liverpool. Lacks an index, but a glossary is provided with such gems as the definition of berk (a jerk, though the etymology is more ribald than one would imagine).
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About the Author

Bill Bryson is the bestselling author of At Home, A Walk in the Woods, The Lost Continent, Made in America, The Mother Tongue, and A Short History of Nearly Everything, winner of the Aventis Prize. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Bryson lives in England with his wife and children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688147259
Author:
Bryson, Bill
Publisher:
William Morrow
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
England
Subject:
England Description and travel.
Subject:
General Travel
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
104-143
Publication Date:
19960516
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
324 p.
Dimensions:
9.54x6.41x1.11 in. 1.33 lbs.

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