Notes from a Small Island

Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson's account of his farewell tour of Britain by public transport is a hilarious and affectionate tribute by Britain's funniest adopted son.

This inimitable travel book records Bryson’s ‘final’ journey around Britain shortly before he returned to America. It is both a eulogy and a plea for the preservation of a country he came to love for its landscapes and cultural heritage; but equally for its quirks – from place names like Tooting Bec and Farleigh Wallop, to the impenetrable rules of cricket, ‘a game … that goes on for three days and never seems to start’. 

True to the spirit of Bryson’s hilarious, affectionate portrait, the binding of this edition, in cambric grained paper, features an idiosyncratic collage of images of Britain.

Bound in printed cambric grain material

Set in Scala 

248 pages

Frontispiece and 16 pages of colour plates

1 map

Plain slipcase

9½˝ × 6¼˝

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