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  • Mother Tongue (English, Paperback) Bill Bryson

    Presenting a tour of English from its mongrel origins to its status as the world's most-spoken tongue; its apparent simplicity to its deceptive complexity; its vibrant swearing to its uncertain spelling and pronunciation, this book covers curious eccentricities that make it as maddening to learn and as flexible to use.

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  • The Road to Little Dribbling (English, Paperback) Bill Bryson

    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 wasNotes from a Small Island, a true classic and one of the bestselling travel books ever...

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  • The Ascent of Rum Doodle (English, Paperback) W. E. Bowman

    Tells how led by the reliably under-insightful Binder, a team of seven British men including Dr Prone (constantly ill); Jungle the route finder (constantly lost), Constant the diplomat (constantly arguing) and 3,000 Yogistani porters, set out to conquer the highest peak in the Himalayas.

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  • A Short History of Nearly Everything (English, CD-Audio) Bill Bryson

    This title is Bill Bryson's quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. On his travels through time and space, Bill Bryson takes us with him on the ultimate eye-opening journey, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

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  • Troublesome Words (English, Paperback) Bill Bryson

    A guide to the problems of English usage and spelling. It lets you discover whether you should care about split infinitives, or were wondering if that newsreader was right to say 'an historic day'.

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  • Bill Bryson's African Diary (CD-Audio) Bill Bryson

    Bill Bryson goes to Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, a charity which works with local communities to eradicate poverty around the world. Travelling around the country, Bryson casts his eye on a continent new to him, and writes a diary with wry observation and curious insight.

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  • A Short History of Nearly Everything (English, Paperback) Bill Bryson

    How do we know what is in the centre of the Earth, or what a black hole is, or where the continents were 600 million years ago? How did anyone ever figure these things out? This book takes us with him on the ultimate eye-opening journey, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

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  • The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid (CD-Audio) Bill Bryson

    Some say that the first hint that Bill Bryson was not of Planet Earth came when his mother sent him to school in lime-green Capri pants. Others think it all started with his discovery, at the age of six, of a woollen jersey of rare fineness. In his funny memoir, he travels back in time to explore the ordinary kid he once was.

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  • Shakespeare (English, Paperback) Bill Bryson

    From bestselling author Bill Bryson comes this compelling short biography of William Shakespeare, our greatest dramatist and poet.

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  • Notes from a Small Island (CD-Audio) Bill Bryson

    After nearly two decades in Britain, the author took the decision to move Mrs Bryson, little Jimmy et al back to the States for a while. But before leaving Yorkshire, he insisted on taking one last trip around old Blighty. This title is published to mark a unique place in the hearts of readers around the world.

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  • A Really Short History of Nearly Everything (English, Paperback) Bill Bryson

    Suitable for younger readers, this book covers the wonder and mysteries of time and space, the frequently bizarre and often obsessive scientists and the methods they used, and the extraordinary accidental discoveries which suddenly advanced whole areas of science when the people were actually looking for something else (or in the wrong direction).

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  • A Walk in the Woods (CD-Audio) Bill Bryson

    The Appalachian Trail covers 14 states, and over 2,000 miles. It stretches along the East Coast of the United States, from Maine in the north to Georgia in the south. It is famous for being the longest continuous footpath in the world. (Compare this with the Pennine Way, which is a mere 250 miles long.) It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in America, as well...

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  • In a Sunburned Country (English, CD-Audio) Bill Bryson

    The author takes readers on a tour of the land Down Under that goes far beyond packaged-tour routes.

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  • Shakespeare (English, Paperback) Bill Bryson

    Bill Bryson’s bestselling biography of William Shakespeare takes the reader on an enthralling tour through Elizabethan England and the eccentricities of Shakespearean scholarship—updated with a new introduction by the author to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s deathWilliam Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of...

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  • Icons of England (Paperback) Bill Bryson

    A celebration of the English countryside that focuses on the rolling green landscapes and magnificent monuments that set England apart from the rest of the world. It also presents an eclectic variety of personal icons, from pub signs to seaside piers, from cattle grids to canal boats, and from village cricket to nimbies.

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  • At Home (English, Hardback) Bill Bryson

    From one of our most beloved authors, a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home—now richly illustrated with more than three hundred images.National bestseller At Home is Bill Bryson’s epic chronicle of domestic history. In this handsome new edition, his riveting room-by-room journey of discovery around his house—a Victorian parsonage in southern England—is enhanced...

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  • Bryson's Dictionary (Paperback) Bill Bryson

    What is the difference between cant and jargon, or assume and presume? What is a fandango? How do you spell supersede? Is it hippy or hippie? This title includes a selection of spellings and usages, covering such head-scratchers as capitalization, plurals, abbreviations and foreign names and phrases.

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  • Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words: A Writer's Guide to Getting It Right (English, Paperback) Bill Bryson

    One of the English language’s most skilled and beloved writers guides us all toward precise, mistake-free usage.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...

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  • The Mother Tongue (English, Paperback) Bill Bryson

    With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson—the acclaimed author ofThe 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 the fascinating, often uproarious story of an...

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  • At Home (English, CD-Audio) Bill Bryson

    Tells about the history of the way we live.

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