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The Resource Notes from a small island, Bill Bryson

Notes from a small island, Bill Bryson

Label
Notes from a small island
Title
Notes from a small island
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson, the acclaimed author of such best-sellers as The Mother Tongue and Made in America, decided it was time to move back to the United States for a while. This was partly to let his wife and kids experience life in Bryson's homeland - and partly because he had read that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another. It was thus clear to him that his people needed him. But before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire, 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 modern-day Britain, and to analyze what he loved so much about a country that had produced Marmite, zebra crossings, and place names like Farleigh Wallop, Titsey, and Shellow Bowells. With characteristic wit and irreverence, Bill Bryson presents the ludicrous and the endearing in equal measure. The result is a hilarious social commentary that conveys the true glory of Britain
Member of
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
942.082
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA566.4
LC item number
.B79 1996b
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Basic series
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  • Bryson, Bill
  • Bryson, Bill
  • England
  • England
  • Large type books
  • Civilization
  • Large type books
  • Travel
  • England
  • England
  • England.
Target audience
adult
Label
Notes from a small island, Bill Bryson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34412643
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
503 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780786207008
Lccn
96007368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)34412643
Label
Notes from a small island, Bill Bryson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34412643
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
503 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780786207008
Lccn
96007368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)34412643

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