Notes From a Small Island

by | Publisher: Black Swan
Average vote of 630
| 10 total contributions of which 9 reviews , 1 quote , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
"Suddenly, in the space of a moment, I realized what it was that I loved about Britain--which is to say, all of it.  Every last bit of it, good and bad--old churches, country lanes, people saying 'Mustn't grumble' and 'I'm terribly sorry but,' people ...Continua
Absolutely funny. The author decides to start again his first travel across the Great Britain because he is planning to come back to USA. The book is a trip all around British places and habits, from the very beginning, a ferry boat travel from Franc...Continua
Wrote 11/21/10
Love This Travelogue
Being a regular traveller, Bryson has the ability to compare the UK with many other places, while also providing an almost native kind of insight and background, after living there for over 20 years. With his usual blend of humour he describes many c...Continua
Wrote 4/18/10
A terrific read! It's humourous, observant, funny and well-written, by an author who knows what he's talking about and shows a genuine love for the heritage and the architecture of the little island. Especially liked the observations on English chara...Continua
Wrote 4/1/09

Funny, but a bit too long, sometimes it gets boring. It's a thicker book than "Neither Here Nor There" but here Bryson travels within a small island, not across a whole continent.

This book will make you laugh a lot and learn about the United Kingdom and some of its most interesting places. This book is full of anecdotes about each of the city that Bryson visits on a trip around Britain.

Wrote Mar 25, 2009, 18:29
Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle ("The Museum of Beautiful Arts and the Teeth," if my French hasn't abandoned me)
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