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Bill Bryson

Biography

Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson’s bestselling books include A WALK IN THE WOODS, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE THUNDERBOLT KID and A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING (which won the Aventis Prize in Britain and the Descartes Prize, the European Union’s highest literary award). He was chancellor of Durham University, England’s third oldest university, from 2005 to 2011, and is an honorary fellow of Britain’s Royal Society.

Bill Bryson

Books by Bill Bryson

by Bill Bryson - Humor, Nonfiction, Science

Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body --- how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, THE BODY will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular.

by Bill Bryson - Memoir, Nonfiction, Travel

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. 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, so prepare for the total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter.

written by Bill Bryson, read by Nathan Osgood - Nonfiction, Travel

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. 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, so prepare for the total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter.

by Bill Bryson - History, Nonfiction

In ONE SUMMER, Bill Bryson transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life. A number of major events transpired in that epochal summer of 1927, and Bryson captures its outsized personalities, exciting events and occasional just plain weirdness. In that year, America stepped out onto the world stage as the main event.

written and read by Bill Bryson - History, Nonfiction

In ONE SUMMER, Bill Bryson transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life. A number of major events transpired in that epochal summer of 1927, and Bryson captures its outsized personalities, exciting events and occasional just plain weirdness. In that year, America stepped out onto the world stage as the main event.

by Bill Bryson - Nonfiction, Sociology

 

 

Bill Bryson takes us on a room-by-room journey through his own house, using each room as a jumping-off point into the vast history behind the domestic items we take for granted.

by Bill Bryson

The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaing guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way --- and a couple of bears. A WALK IN THE WOODS will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).

written and read by Bill Bryson - Nonfiction, Travel

Following his return to America after 20 years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes --- and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to test his own powers of ineptitude, and to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.