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  • Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
    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 Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson
    A Walk In The Woods (English, Paperback) Bill Bryson

    Ahead lay almost 2,200 miles of remote mountain wilderness filled with bears, moose, bobcats, rattlesnakes, poisonous plants, disease-bearing tics, the occasional chuckling murderer and - perhaps most alarming of all - people whose favourite pastime is discussing the relative merits of the external-frame backpack.

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  • Neither Here, Nor There by Bill Bryson
    Neither Here, Nor There (English, Paperback) Bill Bryson

    Bill Bryson's first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years.

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  • One Summer by Bill Bryson
    One Summer (English, Paperback) Bill Bryson

    In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest), a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth.

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  • The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson
    The Lost Continent (English, Paperback) Bill Bryson

    Bryson's acclaimed first success, The Lost Continent is a classic of travel literature - hilariously, stomach-achingly, funny, yet tinged with heartache - and the book that first staked Bill Bryson's claim as the most beloved writer of his generation.

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  • Notes From A Small Island by Bill Bryson
    Notes From A Small Island (English, Paperback) Bill Bryson

    In 1995, before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire to move back to the States for a few years with his family, Bill Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home.

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  • The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
    The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid (English, Paperback) Bill Bryson

    Bill Bryson's first travel book opened with the immortal line, `I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to.' In this deeply funny and personal memoir, he travels back in time to explore the ordinary kid he once was, in the curious world of 1950s Middle America.

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

    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. It's not so much about what we know, as about how we know what we know.

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  • Shakespeare by Bill Bryson
    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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  • The Ascent Of Rum Doodle by W. E. Bowman
    The Ascent Of Rum Doodle (English, Paperback) W. E. Bowman

    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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  • I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
    I'm a Stranger Here Myself (English, Paperback) Bill Bryson

    The author describes his return to America after two decades of living abroad and his disconcerting reunion with his homeland as he discusses motels, tax-return instructions, and hardware stores.

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  • A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
    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 from the Big Bang to...

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  • A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition by Bill Bryson
    A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition (English, Paperback) Bill Bryson

    The author traces the Big Bang through the rise of civilization, documenting his work with a host of the world's most advanced scientists and mathematicians to explain why things are the way they are.

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

    Enter the world of science as Bill Bryson unmasks the mysteries of the universe....

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

    The author traces the Big Bang through the rise of civilization, documenting his work with a host of the world's most advanced scientists and mathematicians to explain why things are the way they are.

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

    Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller: but even when he stays safely in his own study at home, he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. It's not so much about what we know, as about how we know what we know.

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  • Down Under by Bill Bryson
    Down Under (English, Paperback) Bill Bryson

    It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life - a large portion of it quite deadly.Ignoring such dangers - and yet curiously obsessed by them - Bill Bryson journeyed to Australia and promptly fell in love with the country.

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  • Notes From A Small Island by Bill Bryson
    Notes From A Small Island (English, 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 by Bill Bryson
    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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  • Troublesome Words by Bill Bryson
    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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