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The Resource Notes from a small island, Bill Bryson

Notes from a small island, Bill Bryson

Label
Notes from a small island
Title
Notes from a small island
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson, the acclaimed author of such best-sellers as The Mother Tongue and Made in America, decided it was time to move back to the United States for a while. This was partly to let his wife and kids experience life in Bryson's homeland - and partly because he had read that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another. It was thus clear to him that his people needed him. But before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire, Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home. His aim was to take stock of modern-day Britain, and to analyze what he loved so much about a country that had produced Marmite, zebra crossings, and place names like Farleigh Wallop, Titsey, and Shellow Bowells. With characteristic wit and irreverence, Bill Bryson presents the ludicrous and the endearing in equal measure. The result is a hilarious social commentary that conveys the true glory of Britain
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bryson, Bill
Dewey number
914.104/859
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA566.4
LC item number
.B79 1995
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bryson, Bill
  • England
  • England
Label
Notes from a small island, Bill Bryson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780688147259
Lccn
95043437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • 93082
  • (OCoLC)33334904
  • (OCoLC)ocm33334904
  • 93082
Label
Notes from a small island, Bill Bryson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780688147259
Lccn
95043437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • 93082
  • (OCoLC)33334904
  • (OCoLC)ocm33334904
  • 93082

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