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Date of issue: September 5th 2008
ISBN: 1845250540
ISBN 13: 9781845250546
The author of the book: Bill Bryson
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 4.68 MB
Edition: Think Books

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**Librarian Note: This is the coffee table edition, not the expanded paperback edition.**

Published in association with the Campaign to Protect Rural England, this beautiful volume is a celebration of our heritage. Bill Bryson, president of the campaign, explains his fascination with red telephone boxes; the life of the great oak trees that dominate our countryside; the thatched cottage; and the robin. Combining stunning photography, poetry, reminiscences and anecdotes, contributors include Michael Palin, Joan Bakewell and Richard Mabey.

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Ebook Icons of England read Online! William McGuire "Bill" Bryson, OBE, FRS

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. He settled in England in 1977, and worked in journalism until he became a full time writer. He lived for many years with his English wife and four children in North Yorkshire. He and his family then moved to New Hampshire in America for a few years, but they have now returned to live in the UK.

In The Lost Continent, Bill Bryson's hilarious first travel book, he chronicled a trip in his mother's Chevy around small town America. It was followed by Neither Here Nor There, an account of his first trip around Europe. Other travel books include the massive bestseller Notes From a Small Island, which won the 2003 World Book Day National Poll to find the book which best represented modern England, followed by A Walk in the Woods (in which Stephen Katz, his travel companion from Neither Here Nor There, made a welcome reappearance), Notes From a Big Country and Down Under.

Bill Bryson has also written several highly praised books on the English language, including Mother Tongue and Made in America. In his last book, he turned his attention to science. A Short History of Nearly Everything was lauded with critical acclaim, and became a huge bestseller. It was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, before going on to win the Aventis Prize for Science Books and the Descartes Science Communication Prize. His next book, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, is a memoir of growing up in 1950s America, featuring another appearance from his old friend Stephen Katz. October 8 sees the publication of A Really Short History of Nearly Everything.

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