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  • Notes from a Small Islandby Bill Bryson

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 1.99

    Before New York Times bestselling author Bill Bryson wrote The Road to Little Dribbling , he took this delightfully irreverent jaunt around the unparalleled floating nation of Great Britain, which has produced zebra crossings, Shakespeare, Twiggie Winkie?s Farm, and places with names like Farleigh Wallop and Titsey. more...

  • A Short History of Nearly Everythingby Bill Bryson

    Crown/Archetype 2003; US$ 18.00

    One of the world?s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey?into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods , Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail ? well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country , he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife... more...

  • Bill Bryson's African Diaryby Bill Bryson

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 12.00

    ?Here is a man who suffers so his readers can laugh.? ? Daily Telegraph Bill Bryson travels to Kenya in support of CARE International. All royalties and profits go to CARE International. Bryson visits Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to eradicating poverty. Kenya is a land of contrasts, with famous game... more...

  • A Walk in the Woodsby Bill Bryson

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 7.99

    A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes ?... more...

  • The Mother Tongueby Bill Bryson

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 11.24

    With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson?the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent ?brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language. From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your dog can't), to the fine lost art of swearing, Bryson tells... more...

  • Shakespeareby Bill Bryson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 10.65

    International bestseller Bill Bryson brings us this brilliantly readable biography of the world?s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare. more...

  • Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Wordsby Bill Bryson

    Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 14.00

    As usual Bill Bryson says it best: ?English is a dazzlingly idiosyncratic tongue, full of quirks and irregularities that often seem willfully at odds with logic and common sense. This is a language where ?cleave? can mean to cut in half or to hold two halves together; where the simple word ?set? has 126 different meanings as a verb, 58 as a noun,... more...

  • In a Sunburned Countryby Bill Bryson

    Crown/Archetype 2000; US$ 16.99

    A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller A Walk in the Woods . In A Sunburned Country is his report on what he found in an... more...

  • The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kidby Bill Bryson

    Crown/Archetype 2006; US$ 15.99

    From one of the world's most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of One Summer , a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the 1950s Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century?1951?in the middle of the United States?Des Moines, Iowa?in the middle of the largest generation in American... more...

  • Shakespeareby Bill Bryson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.99

    William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. Bryson documents the efforts... more...