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Bill Bryson

Notes from a Small Island

by Bill Bryson

Notes from a Small Island

Bill Bryson

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Award-winning science writer Bill Bryson chronicles his experience expatriating from the U.S. to England in this classic from 1995.

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Notes from a Small Island

by Bill Bryson

Notes from a Small Island

Bill Bryson

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Britain is an enigma of a country. It is both an island and an empire, a monarchy and a democracy. Though it is a small island, millennia from now, Britain will be remembered as one of the most prolific civilizations in recorded history.

Bill Bryson is an author of over a dozen non-fiction books on history, travel, and popular science. He has been awarded various honorary doctorates in the U.S. and Britain for his contributions to literature.

In his historical memoir Notes from a Small Island, Bryson documents his experience becoming an American ex-pat in Britain, where he settled in 1977 and has stayed for most of his adult life. On the precipice of his return to the U.S. in 1995, Bryson ponders his memories from over 20 years on British soil.

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"Can you imagine trying to talk six hundred people into helping you drag a fifty-ton stone eighteen miles across the countryside and muscle it into an upright position."

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