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Author Name: Bill Bryson

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. Jump to content 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. Oct 08 sees the publication of A Really Short History of Nearly Everything, his science book re-written for children.

     Books By Author :: Bill Bryson

   
Down Under
 -by Bill Bryson

After tales from the USA and Britain, Bill Bryson turns his roving eye to Australia, the only island that is also a continent a... Read More

   
At Home
 -by Bill Bryson

   
A Walk in the Woods
 -by Bill Bryson

The funniest travel writer in the world takes a hike. The longest continuous footpath in the world, the Appalachian Trail stret... Read More

   
The Lost Continent
 -by Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson's very first travel book, a side splittingly funny road trip around America. And, as soon as Bill Bryson was old enoug... Read More

   
Notes from a Small Island
 -by Bill Bryson
After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson took the decision to move back to the States for a while, to let his kids experie... Read More

   
Neither Here Or There
 -by Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson's second, achingly funny book, retracing his own steps as a student backpacking through Europe, twenty years later. Bi... Read More

   
A Short History of Nearly Everything
 -by Bill Bryson

The incomparable Bill Bryson travels through time and space to introduce us to the world, the universe and everything in this g... Read More

   
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
 -by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson's first travel book opened with the immortal line, ‘I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to.' In his deeply f... Read More

   
Made in America
 -by Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson turns away form the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Contine... Read More



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