The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain (Hardcover)
From Bognor Regis (its claim to fame the visit of a monarch) to Cape Wrath (cheerful sounding sort of place), Bryson traverses Britain from south to north with his customary wit and keen observance. Obscure bits from history, quirky characters, and off the beaten path places are all right up his alley. Twenty years ago Bryson wrote Notes From A Small Island, it was about time for another of his travel essays about his adopted home. Bryson takes care to visit new places, writing with his usual verve about the travel experience.— Deon Stonehouse
Bill Bryson has penned another great travel expose on the odd and quirky of Great Britain that amuses him so much. The book is based on a travel itinerary along a line from the most north and south points in Britain. Mostly looking at what is odd, bewildering, beautiful and endearing, he points out things he feels are what makes Britain so “British”. He strays somewhat into politics and growing old: some funny and some ways not so funny. This book is so much like Bryson’s other work, it will be a favorite of his fans and new readers alike.— Richard Stonehouse
A loving and hilarious if occasionally spiky valentine to Bill Bryson's adopted country, Great Britain. Prepare for total joy and multiple episodesof unseemly laughter.
Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land. The result was Notes from a Small Island, a true classic and one of the bestselling travel books ever written. Now he has traveled about Britain again, by bus and train and rental car and on foot, to see what has changed and what hasn t.
Following (but not too closely) a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis in the south to Cape Wrath in the north, by way of places few travelers ever get to at all, Bryson rediscovers the wondrously beautiful, magnificently eccentric, endearingly singular country that he both celebrates and, when called for, twits. With his matchless instinct for the funniest and quirkiest and his unerring eye for the idiotic, the bewildering, the appealing, and the ridiculous, he offers acute and perceptive insights into all that is best and worst about Britain today.
Nothing is more entertaining than Bill Bryson on the road and on a tear. The Road to Little Dribbling reaffirms his stature as a master of the travel narrative and a really, really funny guy.
About the Author
Bill Bryson s bestselling books include A Walk in the Woods (now a major motion picture starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte), Notes from a Small Island, I m a Stranger Here Myself, In a Sunburned Country, A Short History of Nearly Everything (which earned him the 2004 Aventis Prize), The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, At Home, and One Summer. He lives in England with his wife."