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The Resource Notes From A Big Country

Notes From A Big Country

Label
Notes From A Big Country
Title
Notes From A Big Country
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bill Bryson has the rare knack of being out of his depth wherever he goes - even (perhaps especially) in the land of his birth. This became all too apparent when, after nearly two decades in England, the world's best-loved travel writer upped sticks with Mrs Bryson, little Jimmy et al. and returned to live in the country he had left as a youth. Of course there were things Bryson missed about Blighty but any sense of loss was countered by the joy of rediscovering some of the forgotten treasures of his childhood: the glories of a New England autumn; the pleasingly comical sight of oneself in shorts; and motel rooms where you can generally count on being awakened in the night by a piercing shriek and the sound of a female voice pleading, 'Put the gun down, Vinnie, I'll do anything you say.' Whether discussing the strange appeal of breakfast pizza or the jaw-slackening direness of American TV, Bill Bryson brings his inimitable brand of bemused wit to bear on that strangest of phenomena - the American way of life
Summary
After nearly two decades in England, Bill Bryson returned to the country of his birth. Gathered here are 18 months' worth of his "Mail on Sunday" columns about that strange phenomena, the American way of life, in which he brings his bemused wit to bear on one of the world's craziest countries
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Writing style
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200714
Cataloging source
NLC
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Bill Bryson
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Travel / Essays & Travelogues
Target audience
adult
Label
Notes From A Big Country
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300006292
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781409095729
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Notes From A Big Country
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300006292
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781409095729
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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