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  • The Road to Little Dribbling
    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
    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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  • Mother Tongue
    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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  • A Short History of Nearly Everything
    A Short History of Nearly Everything (English, CD-Audio) Bill Bryson

    Bill Bryson is one of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers. In A Short History of Nearly Everything, he takes his ultimate journey–into the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer. It’s a dazzling quest, the intellectual odyssey of a lifetime, as this insatiably curious writer attempts to understand everything that has transpired...

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  • One Summer
    One Summer (Paperback) Bill Bryson

    In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth. This book brings to life a forgotten summer when America came of age, took centre stage, and changed the world.

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  • Icons of England
    Icons of England (English, 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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  • One Summer
    One Summer (English, CD-Audio) Bill Bryson

    A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy BookA GoodReads Reader's ChoiceIn One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life.The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first man to cross the Atlantic by plane nonstop,...

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  • Shakespeare
    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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  • Shakespeare
    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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  • A Really Short History of Nearly Everything
    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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  • The Road to Little Dribbling
    The Road to Little Dribbling (English, Paperback) Bill Bryson

    The hilarious and loving sequel to a hilarious and loving classic of travel writing:Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson’s valentine to his adopted country of EnglandIn 1995 Bill Bryson got into his car and took a weeks-long farewell motoring trip about England before moving his family back to the United States. The book about that trip,Notes from a Small Island, is uproarious and endlessly...

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  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life
    At Home: A Short History of Private Life (English, CD-Audio) Bill Bryson

    From one of the most beloved authors of our time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home.“Houses aren’t refuges from history. They are where history ends up.” Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has...

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  • At Home
    At Home (English, Hardback) Bill Bryson

    What does history really consist of? Centuries of people quietly going about their daily business - sleeping, eating, having sex, endeavouring to get comfortable. And where did all these normal activities take place? At home. This title presents a history of the way we live.

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

    Tells about the history of the way we live.

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  • The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
    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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  • Bryson's Dictionary
    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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  • The Road Less Travelled
    The Road Less Travelled (Hardback) DK Publishing

    From alternatives to the Carnival in Rio and the beaches of Thailand to substitutes for the most visited national parks and over-rated restaurants, this title helps you find less crowded, sometimes less expensive and often more spectacular and rewarding places to visit.

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  • Bill Bryson's African Diary
    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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  • The Best American Travel Writing 2016
    The Best American Travel Writing 2016 (English, Paperback) Bill Bryson

    A collection of the best travel writing by American authors written in 2015

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  • A Short History of Nearly Everything
    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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