A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER Every Time Bill Bryson Walks Out The Door, Memorable Travel Literature Threatens To Break Out His Previous Excursion Along The Appalachian Trail Resulted In The Sublime National Bestseller A Walk In The Woods In A Sunburned Country Is His Report On What He Found In An Entirely Different Place Australia, The Country That Doubles As A Continent, And A Place With The Friendliest Inhabitants, The Hottest, Driest Weather, And The Most Peculiar And Lethal Wildlife To Be Found On The Planet The Result Is A Deliciously Funny, Fact Filled, And Adventurous Performance By A Writer Who Combines Humor, Wonder, And Unflagging Curiousity.Despite The Fact That Australia Harbors Things That Can Kill You In Extremely Nasty Ways Than Anywhere Else, Including Sharks, Crocodiles, Snakes, Even Riptides And Deserts, Bill Bryson Adores The Place, And He Takes His Readers On A Rollicking Ride Far Beyond That Beaten Tourist Path Wherever He Goes He Finds Australians Who Are Cheerful, Extroverted, And Unfailingly Obliging, And These Beaming Products Of Land With Clean, Safe Cities, Cold Beer, And Constant Sunshine Fill The Pages Of This Wonderful Book Australia Is An Immense And Fortunate Land, And It Has Found In Bill Bryson Its Perfect Guide.
William McGuire Bill Bryson, OBE, FRS 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, Bil William McGuire Bill Bryson, OBE, FRS 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 .
- 335 pages
- In a Sunburned Country
- Bill Bryson
- 23 September 2018 Bill Bryson