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"Suddenly, in the space of a moment, I realized what it was that I loved about Britain-which is to say, all of it." After nearly two decades spent on British soil, Bill Bryson-bestsellingauthor of The Mother Tongue and Made in America-decided to returnto the United States. ("I had recently read," Bryson writes, "that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another, so it was clear that my people needed me.") But before departing, he set out ona grand farewell tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home. Veering from the…mehr

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"Suddenly, in the space of a moment, I realized what it was that I loved about Britain-which is to say, all of it." After nearly two decades spent on British soil, Bill Bryson-bestsellingauthor of The Mother Tongue and Made in America-decided to returnto the United States. ("I had recently read," Bryson writes, "that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another, so it was clear that my people needed me.") But before departing, he set out ona grand farewell tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home. Veering from the ludicrous to the endearing and back again, "Notes from a Small Island" is a delightfully irreverent jaunt around the unparalleled floating nation that has produced zebra crossings, Shakespeare, Twiggie Winkie's Farm, and places with names like Farleigh Wallop and Titsey. The result is an uproarious social commentary that conveys the true glory of Britain, from the satiric pen of an unapologetic Anglophile."Suddenly, in the space of a moment, I realized what it was that I loved about Britain-which is to say, all of it." After nearly two decades spent on British soil, Bill Bryson-bestselling author of, i>The Mother Tongue" and "Made in America"-decided to return to the United States. ("I had recently read," Bryson writes, "that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another, so it was clear that my people needed me.") But before departing, he set out on a grand farewell tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home. Veering from the ludicrous to the endearing and back again, Notes from a Small Island is a delightfully irreverentjaunt around the unparalleled floating nation that has produced zebra crossings, Shakespeare, Twiggie Winkie's Farm, and places with names like Farleigh Wallop and Titsey. The result is an uproarious social commentary that conveys the true glory of Britain, from the satiric pen
Featuring an all-new cover, New York Times bestseller Bill Bryson's irrevent and hilarious journey through the beloved island nation he called home for two decades. From Downing Street to Loch Ness, this is a delightful look at the United Kingdom.

Before New York Times bestselling author Bill Bryson wrote The Road to Little Dribbling, he took this delightfully irreverent jaunt around the unparalleled floating nation of Great Britain, which has produced zebra crossings, Shakespeare, Twiggie Winkie's Farm, and places with names like Farleigh Wallop and Titsey.
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  • Verlag: Harpercollins Us; Harper Perennial
  • Repr.
  • Seitenzahl: 336
  • Erscheinungstermin: Mai 2001
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 203mm x 139mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 281g
  • ISBN-13: 9780380727506
  • ISBN-10: 0380727501
  • Artikelnr.: 22466065
Autorenporträt
Bryson, BillBill Bryson wurde 1951 in Des Moines, Iowa, geboren. 1977 zog er nach Großbritannien und schrieb dort mehrere Jahre u.a. für die Times und den Independent. Mit seinem Englandbuch 'Reif für die Insel' gelang Bryson, der zuvor bereits Reiseberichte geschrieben hat, auch international der Durchbruch. Heute ist Bill Bryson in England der erfolgreichste Sachbuchautor der Gegenwart. Seine Bücher werden in viele Sprachen übersetzt, stürmen stets die englischen und amerikanischen Bestsellerlisten und haben auch in Deutschland im Hardcover wie im Taschenbuch einen festen Platz auf den Listen. 1996 kehrte Bill Bryson mit seiner Familie in die USA zurück - wo es ihn jedoch nicht lange hielt. Er war erneut "Reif für die Insel", wo er heute wieder lebt.Rohrbeck, OliverOliver Rohrbeck, seit seiner Kindheit Synchronschauspieler, ist vor allem als Justus Jonas bekannt. Der "Drei ???"-Sprecher (2016 mit dem Deutschen Hörbuchpreis ausgezeichnet) ist aber auch Dialogregisseur, und ein echter Fachmann für Kinder-Fantasy.
Rezensionen
"Not a book that should be read in public, for fear of emitting loud snorts" The Times