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The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain (Hardcover)

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"This book is as awesome as every other Bill Bryson book I've read (and I've read all of them). Coming back from his recent hits Home and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, he returns to the travelogue, in this case describing his experiences traveling around England to every place he and his wife ever lived. Part of it is stereotypical hilarious Bryson commentary on foolish things and part of it is his nostalgic look back to when he first came to Britain almost 40 years ago. I enjoyed The Road to Little Dribbling just as much as every other Bill Bryson book I've ever read. He's still hilarious. Things might have changed around him, but Bryson hasn't changed. He's still awesome." 

— Merrilee


A loving and hilarious--if occasionally spiky--valentine to Bill Bryson's adopted country, Great Britain. Prepare for total joy and multiple episodes of 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780385539289
ISBN-10: 0385539282
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Publication Date: January 19th, 2016
Pages: 400
Language: English