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The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain by Bill Bryson

The hilarious and loving sequel to a hilarious and loving classic of travel writing: Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson’s valentine to his adopted country of England

In 1995 Bill Bryson got into his car and took a weeks-long farewell motoring trip about England before moving his family back to the United States. The book about that trip, Notes from a Small Island, is uproarious and endlessly endearing, one of the most acute and affectionate portrayals of England in all its glorious eccentricity ever written. Two decades later, he set out again to rediscover that country, and the result is The Road to Little Dribbling. Nothing is funnier than Bill Bryson on the road—prepare for the total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter.
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Bill Bryson follows up his classic travelogue Notes From A Small Island 20 years later — older, grayer, and definitely crankier. It's a charming.
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Book Review: The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

From the very beginning, Bryson, an American from Iowa who has lived and worked and established a family on the far side of the Atlantic, has responded to his British surroundings with an irresistible mix of frustration and fascination. That first travelogue was inspired by what turned out to be a temporary move back to the United States. Or have the places he first knew as a young man really changed? He has a plan, of sorts. Rather than retrace his old route which was, to put it mildly, somewhat improvisational , Bryson calculates the longest distance you can travel in Britain in a straight line, from Bognor Regis in the south to Cape Wrath in the north, christens it the Bryson Line and decides to begin at one end and finish at the other, visiting it from time to time but otherwise fetching up wherever he pleases. And so the journey continues, from the tranquillity of the Cornish fishing village of Mousehole to the turbulence of a soccer match in Liverpool, from the sadly diminished down-market resort of Blackpool to the orderly and unshowily prosperous Scottish tourist town of Ullapool.

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Rate this book. The hilarious and loving sequel to a hilarious and loving classic of travel writing: Notes from a Small Island , Bill Bryson's valentine to his adopted country of England. In Bill Bryson got into his car and took a weeks-long farewell motoring trip about England before moving his family back to the United States. The book about that trip, Notes from a Small Island, is uproarious and endlessly endearing, one of the most acute and affectionate portrayals of England in all its glorious eccentricity ever written. Two decades later, he set out again to rediscover that country, and the result is The Road to Little Dribbling. Nothing is funnier than Bill Bryson on the road - prepare for the total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter.

Mostly because he is so funny, but also because he is American by birth and yet such a great enthusiast for Britain, its landscape, eccentricities and way of life. Twenty years ago, Bryson wrote of arriving at Dover and heading north in the hilarious Notes From A Small Island, which was hugely entertaining proof that it takes an outsider to see the truth about where you live.
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