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The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

posted Apr 18, 2016, 5:12 AM by lf lf

June enjoyed this book, which can be found on the shelves, or reserved at, Low Fell Library.

Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the island that had become his adopted country. The book which resulted from the trip, Notes from a Small Island, became the bestselling travel book ever.

Two decades later, Bill Bryson makes a new journey round Britain to see what has changed.

Following a route from Bognor Regis to Cape Wrath, which he calls the Bryson Line, Bryson sets out to rediscover the eccentric and unique country he thought he knew, but doesn’t entirely recognize anymore.

Despite Britain’s occasional failings and bewilderments, Bryson is still pleased to call our rainy island home. In this book, he gives the reader an acute and perceptive insight into all that is best and worst about Britain today.

‘If you are from another country, you may need to be told that the New Forest isn’t in fact new and is not altogether a forest.’    ‘The Road to Little Dribbling’ by Bill Bryson.

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