The Road to Little Dribbling #2 : Adventures of an American in Britain. / Bill Bryson.
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- ISBN: 9780385539289 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 0385539282 (hardcover)
- Physical Description: 380 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
- Edition: First United States edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Doubleday, an Imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Bugger Bognor! -- Seven sisters -- Dover -- London -- Motopia -- A great park -- Into the forest -- Beside the seaside -- Day trips -- To the West -- Devon -- Cornwall -- Ancient Britain -- East Anglia -- Cambridge -- Oxford and about -- The Midlands -- It's so bracing! -- The Peak District -- Wales -- The North -- Lancashire -- The Lakes -- Yorkshire -- Durham and the Northeast -- To Cape Wrath (and considerably beyond).
|Summary, etc.:|| "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 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."--From book jacket.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 December #1
*Starred Review* There's a whole lot of "went to a charming little village named Bloke-on-Weed, had a look around, a cup of tea, and moved on" in Bryson's most recent toddle around Britain. Writing 20 years after his best-selling Notes from a Small Island, Bryson concocts another trip through his homeland of 40 years by determining the longest distance one could travel in Britain in a straight line. Teeming with historical, geographical, and biographical trivia about people with improbable names, such as Oliver Heaviside, and esoteric endeavors, such as the Ashmolean Museum, Bryson showcases both the quotidian and the quirky. This being Bryson, one chuckles every couple of pages, of course, saying, "yup, that sounds about right," to his curmudgeonly commentary on everything from excess traffic and litter to rude salesclerks. One also feels the thrum of wanderlust as Bryson encounters another gem of a town or pip of a pub. And therein lies the charm of armchair traveling with Bryson. He clearly adores his adopted country. There are no better views, finer hikes, more glorious castles, or statelier grounds than the ones he finds, and Bryson takes readers on a lark of a walk across this small island with megamagnetism. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The best-selling Bryson's fans will queue up for his latest cheering travel adventure. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
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.
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