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The road to Little Dribbling / Bill Bryson.

By: Bryson, Bill, 1951- [author,, narrator.].
Contributor(s): Osgood, Nathan [narrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundDescription: 11 CDs (approximately 13.5 hr.) : digital ; 12 cm.ISBN: 9781846574412; 1846574412.Other title: The road to Little Dribbling : more notes from a small island.Subject(s): Bryson, Bill -- Travel -- England -- Humor | Bryson, Bill -- Travel -- England | Bryson, Bill -- Travel -- Great Britain -- Humor | England -- Description and travel | Great Britain -- Description and travel | Bryson, Bill, 1951- -- Travel -- Great BritainGenre/Form: Audiobooks.Read by Nathan Osgood.Summary: In 1995, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his home. The hilarious book he wrote about that journey, Notes from a Small Island, became one of the most loved books of recent decades, and was voted in a BBC poll as the book that best represents Britain. Now, in this hotly anticipated new travel book, his first in fifteen years and sure to be greeted as the funniest book of the decade, Bryson sets out on a brand-new journey, on a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis on the south coast to Cape Wrath on the northernmost tip of Scotland. Once again, he will guide us through all that's best and worst about Britain today while doing that incredibly rare thing of making us laugh out loud in public.
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Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country. The hilarious book that resulted, Notes from a Small Island , was taken to the nation's heart and became the best-selling travel book ever, and was also voted in a BBC poll the book that best represents Britain.Now, to mark the twentieth anniversary of that modern classic, Bryson makes a brand-new journey around Britain to see what has changed.<br> <br> Following (but not too closely) a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis to Cape Wrath, by way of places that many people never get to at all, Bryson sets out to rediscover the wondrously beautiful, magnificently eccentric, endearingly unique country that he thought he knew but doesn't altogether recognize any more. Yet, despite Britain's occasional failings and more or less eternal bewilderments, Bill Bryson is still pleased to call our rainy island home. And not just because of the cream teas, a noble history, and an extra day off at Christmas.<br> <br> Once again, with his matchless homing instinct for the funniest and quirkiest, his unerring eye for the idiotic, the endearing, the ridiculous and the scandalous, Bryson gives us an acute and perceptive insight into all that is best and worst about Britain today.<br> <br> Music written and performed by Richard Digance, inspired by The Road to Little Dribbling

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Read by Nathan Osgood.

In 1995, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his home. The hilarious book he wrote about that journey, Notes from a Small Island, became one of the most loved books of recent decades, and was voted in a BBC poll as the book that best represents Britain. Now, in this hotly anticipated new travel book, his first in fifteen years and sure to be greeted as the funniest book of the decade, Bryson sets out on a brand-new journey, on a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis on the south coast to Cape Wrath on the northernmost tip of Scotland. Once again, he will guide us through all that's best and worst about Britain today while doing that incredibly rare thing of making us laugh out loud in public.

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Twenty years after the publication of his British travelog, Notes from a Small Island, Bryson has written a sequel. He discourses on the quirkiness of the British highway system, excellence of British universities, glories of the English countryside, magnificence of Durham Cathedral, paleologic secrets of the Dorset Coast, and heroism of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in Cornwall and worries that the green belt surrounding London faces threats from developers. He turns curmudgeonly, using surprisingly salty language, when describing the indifference of shopkeepers and the general decline in civility of walkers. He castigates museums that are more food court than exhibit space. He is especially disgusted with the lack of basic grammar and punctuation in print media. Nathan Osgood brings an understated wryness to the narration with just enough use of local accents to be engaging. Musical interludes add charm. VERDICT Recommended for those who like travel and all things Britannic, though those expecting to learn about Little Dribbling will be disappointed-Bryson never locates it. ["Fans of Bryson will welcome his reconsideration of Britain and all its quirks. Armchair travelers will enjoy this jaunt through the country": LJ 2/1/16 review of the Doubleday hc.]-David Faucheux, Lafayette, LA © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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