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The Resource Notes From a Small Island

Notes From a Small Island

Label
Notes From a Small Island
Title
Notes From a Small Island
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1995, before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire to move back to the States for a few years with his family, Bill 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 the nation's public face and private parts (as it were), and to analyse what precisely it was he loved so much about a country that had produced Marmite; a military hero whose dying wish was to be kissed by a fellow named Hardy; place names like Farleigh Wallop, Titsey and Shellow Bowells; people who said 'Mustn't grumble', and 'Ooh lovely' at the sight of a cup of tea and a plate of biscuits; and Gardeners' Question Time. Notes from a Small Island was a huge number-one bestseller when it was first published, and has become the nation's most loved book about Britain, going on to sell over two million copies
Summary
Bill Bryson's account of the seven weeks he spent traveling through Great Britain by train and on foot.
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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175385
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bryson, Bill
Dewey number
914.104859
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Travel
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Notes From a Small Island
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b50323c8-5c74-4170-9e65-b0f453142300
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781409095750
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Notes From a Small Island
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b50323c8-5c74-4170-9e65-b0f453142300
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781409095750
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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