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Notes From a Big Country
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Notes From a Big Country

Bill Bryson, William Roberts, Audible Studios

Whether discussing the strange appeal of breakfast pizza or the jaw-slackening direness of American TV, the author brings his inimitable brand of bemused wit to bear on that strangest of phenomena - the American way of life.

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A Short History of Nearly Everything
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A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson, William Roberts, Audible Studios

One of the world's finest and funniest writers goes on a quest to discover the mysteries of the universe--and comprehend the fascinating, eccentric people who devote their lives to unraveling those big questions.

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The Lost Continent: Travels In Small Town America
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The Lost Continent: Travels In Small Town America

Bill Bryson, William Roberts, Audible Studios

An account of one man's rediscovery of America and his search for the perfect small town. Instead he finds a continent that is doubly lost: lost to itself because it is blighted by greed, pollution, mobile homes and television;...

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Neither Here Nor There
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Neither Here Nor There

Bill Bryson, William Roberts, Audible Studios

Having seen Europe with a rucksack on his back 20 years earlier, Bill Bryson decides to make a sentimental journey, to wander through the minefields of linguistic confusion in search of a room for the night and a good square meal....

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A Walk in the Woods: The World's Funniest Travel Writer Takes a Hike
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A Walk in the Woods: The World’s Funniest Travel Writer Takes a Hike

Bill Bryson, William Roberts, Audible Studios

In the company of his friend Stephen Katz (last seen in the bestselling Neither Here nor There), Bill Bryson set off to hike the Appalachian Trail, the longest continuous footpath in the world.

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A Short History of Nearly Everything (Audiobook)
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A Short History of Nearly Everything (Audiobook)

Bill Bryson, William Roberts, Audible Studios

Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely in his own study at home, he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. This book is his quest to understand everything that has...

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Notes from a Small Island
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Notes from a Small Island

Bill Bryson, William Roberts, Audible Studios

Simplified Chinese edition of Notes from a Small Island

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One Summer: America, 1927
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One Summer: America, 1927

Bill Bryson

One of the most admired nonfiction writers of our time retells the story of one truly fabulous year in the life of his native country; a fascinating and gripping narrative featuring such outsized American heroes as Charles...

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Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors
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Bryson’s Dictionary for Writers and Editors

Bill Bryson

From one of America's most beloved and bestselling authors comes a wonderfully useful and readable guide to the problems of the English language.

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The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island
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The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island

Bill Bryson

Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country. This book an insight into all that is best and worst about Britain.

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Bryson's Dictionary: for Writers and Editors
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Bryson’s Dictionary: for Writers and Editors

Bill Bryson

Originally published as The Penguin Dictionary for Writers and Editors, Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors has now been completely revised and updated for the twenty-first century by Bill Bryson himself.

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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir

Bill Bryson

From one of the most beloved and bestselling authors in the English language comes a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the middle of the United States in the middle of the last century.

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Shakespeare: The World as Stage
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Shakespeare: The World as Stage

Bill Bryson

Reissued with a new introduction 2016 --Title page verso.

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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

Bill Bryson

With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humor, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey along the Appalachian Trail in this...

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In a Sunburned Country
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In a Sunburned Country

Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson lives to tell the story of his exploits in Australia, where A-bombs go off unnoticed, prime ministers disappear into the surf, and cheery citizens coexist with the world's deadliest creatures. That's just the...

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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

Bill Bryson

A laugh-out-loud account of an outrageously rugged hike--by the beloved comic author of Lost Continent and Notes from a Small Island.

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The Best American Travel Writing 2016
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The Best American Travel Writing 2016

Bill Bryson, Jason Wilson

A collection of the best travel writing by American authors written in 2015

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In a Sunburned Country
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In a Sunburned Country

Bill Bryson

The author takes readers on a tour of the Land Down Under that goes far beyond packaged-tour routes, illustrating adventures with riptides, jellyfish, and Aborigines.

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Bill Bryson's African Diary
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Bill Bryson’s African Diary

Bill Bryson

Invited by CARE International, the author of In a Sunburned Country now visits Kenya and observes the many contrasts of Kenyan life, from the country's dramatic geography and famous game reserves to its postcolonial poverty and...

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Bill Bryson's African Diary
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Bill Bryson’s African Diary

Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson goes to Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to working with local communities to eradicate poverty around the world.

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The Body: A Guide for Occupants
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The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Bill Bryson

Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides readers through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail.

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A Really Short History of Nearly Everything
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A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson

Tackling everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson's inimitable storytelling skill makes the why, how, and, just as importantly, the who of scientific discovery entertaining and accessible for young...

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A Short History of Nearly Everything
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A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson

One of the world's finest and funniest writers goes on a quest to discover the mysteries of the universe--and comprehend the fascinating, eccentric people who devote their lives to unraveling those big questions.

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At Home: A Short History of Private Life
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At Home: A Short History of Private Life

Bill Bryson

Presents the history of the way we live.

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The Body: A Guide for Occupants - THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER
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The Body: A Guide for Occupants - THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER

Bill Bryson

Eagerly awaited, must-read new science book from the UK's bestselling non-fiction writer. Bryson is the prize-winning author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Road to Little Dribbling

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Whiskey Master Class: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Scotch, Bourbon, Rye, and More
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Whiskey Master Class: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Scotch, Bourbon, Rye, and More

Lew Bryson, Bill Lumsden

Discover the secrets behind your favourite styles of whiskey.

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Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
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Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

Bill Bryson

A laugh-out-loud account of an outrageously rugged hike--by the beloved comic author of Lost Continent and Notes from a Small Island.

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The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
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The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America

Bill Bryson

An account of one man's rediscovery of America and his search for the perfect small town. Instead he finds a continent that is doubly lost: lost to itself because it is blighted by greed, pollution, mobile homes and television;...

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The Body
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The Body

Bill Bryson

Simplified Chinese edition of The Body: A Guide for Occupants

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Shakespeare: The World as a Stage
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Shakespeare: The World as a Stage

Bill Bryson

This exquisitely illustrated edition of Bill Bryson's best-selling biography of William Shakespeare takes the reader on an enthralling journey through Elizabethan England and the eccentricities of Shakespearean scholarship.

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Shakespeare
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Shakespeare

Bill Bryson

In this new installment in the critically acclaimed Eminent Lives series, Bryson explores the life and work of Shakespeare in a typically Brysonian fashion. That is to say, he has crafted a travelogue of sorts, narrating his quest...

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At Home
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At Home

Bill Bryson

Bryson takes readers on a tour of his house, a rural English parsonage, showing how each room has figured in changes in private life.

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The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britian
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The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britian

Bill Bryson, Nathan Osgood

Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.

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I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away
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I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away

Bill Bryson, William Roberts, Sir

Now in paperback comes the affectionate, hysterically funny tour of America's most outrageous absurdities from a master humorist. Delivering the brilliant comic musings that are his hallmark, Bryson, who recently returned to the...

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The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain
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The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

Bill Bryson, Nathan Osgood

Over twenty years ago, the author went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his home. This book deals with his journey to Britain.

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The Mother Tongue Lib/E: English and How It Got That Way
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The Mother Tongue Lib/E: English and How It Got That Way

Bill Bryson, Stephen McLaughlin (University of Edinburgh)

The author of the acclaimed The Lost Continent now steers us through the quirks and byways of the English language. We learn why island, freight, and colonel are spelled in such unphonetic ways, why four has a u in it but forty...

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The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain
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The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

Bill Bryson, Nathan Osgood

Voted in a BBC poll the book, is an insight into all that is best and worst about Britain.

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The Body: A Guide for Occupants
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The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Bill Bryson

Traditional Chinese edition of The Body: A Guide for Occupants

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The Ascent of Rum Doodle
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The Ascent of Rum Doodle

W. E. Bowman, Bill Bryson

Led by the reliably under-insightful Binder, a team of seven British men -- including Dr Prone (constantly ill), Jungle the route finder (constantly lost), Constant the diplomat (constantly arguing) -- and 3,000 Yogistani porters...

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A Short History of Nearly Everything
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A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson

The author of A Walk in the Woods traces the Big Bang through the rise of civilization, documenting his work with a host of the world's most advanced scientists and mathematicians to explain why things are the way they are....

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The Blink of an Eye: A Memoir of Dying--And Learning How to Live Again
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The Blink of an Eye: A Memoir of Dying–And Learning How to Live Again

Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard, Bill Bryson

Previous title: The blink of an eye: how I died and started living. 2018.

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Conversations with Isaac Newton: A Fictional Dialogue Based on Biographical Facts
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Conversations with Isaac Newton: A Fictional Dialogue Based on Biographical Facts

Michael White, Bill Bryson

Imagined by one of the world's foremost Newton scholars, this fictionalized conversation presents the essential biography of one of the greatest scientific minds of all time

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The Blink of an Eye: A Memoir of Ding - and Learning How to Live Again
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The Blink of an Eye: A Memoir of Ding - and Learning How to Live Again

Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard, Bill Bryson, Stina Nielsen, Timothy Andres Pabon

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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

Bill Bryson

Traditional Chinese edition of The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson, journalist, reporter and one of the most beloved bestselling authors. These deeply nostalgic, utterly hilarious, eccentric, truly...

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Notes from a Small Island
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Notes from a Small Island

Bill Bryson

Simplified Chinese edition of Notes from a Small Island

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Mother Tongue: The Story of the English Language
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Mother Tongue: The Story of the English Language

Bill Bryson

Presenting a tour of English from its mongrel origins to its status as the world's most-spoken tongue; its apparent simplicity to its deceptive complexity; its vibrant swearing to its uncertain spelling and pronunciation, this...

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The Mother Tongue
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The Mother Tongue

Bill Bryson

The author of the acclaimed The Lost Continent now steers us through the quirks and byways of the English language. We learn why island, freight, and colonel are spelled in such unphonetic ways, why four has a u in it but forty...

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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

Bill Bryson, Rob McQuay

Bill Bryson and his hiking partner risk snake bites, bear attacks and more while walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail.

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