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Notes From A Small Island
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Bill Bryson's hilarious tour of his adopted country- the book that was voted the nation's favourite book on modern Britain in a World Book Day BBC poll.

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Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. His bestselling books include The Road to Little Dribbling, Notes from a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, One Summer and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. In a national poll, Notes from a Small Island was voted the book that best represents Britain. His acclaimed work of popular science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, won the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize, and was the biggest selling non-fiction book of its decade in the UK. His new book The Body- A Guide for Occupants is an extraordinary exploration of the human body which will have you marvelling at the form you occupy.
Bill Bryson was Chancellor of Durham University 2005-2011. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society. He lives in England.

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"Not a book that should be read in public, for fear of emitting loud snorts" * The Times *
"Laugh-out-loud funny" * The Good Book Guide *
"Splendid... What's enjoyable is that there's as much of Bryson in here as there is of Britain" * Sunday Telegraph *
"Bryson is funny because he is not afraid to give completely of himself" * Daily Express *
"Astute and funny...a tribute to [Britain's] enchantments by an unabashed anglophile." * New York Times *

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