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Bill Bryson


Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson’s bestselling travel books include THE LOST CONTINENT, A WALK IN THE WOODS and NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND, which in a national poll was voted the book that best represents Britain.

His acclaimed book on the history of science, A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING, won the Royal Society’s Aventis Prize as well as the Descartes Prize, the European Union’s highest literary award.

He has written books on language, on Shakespeare, and on his own childhood in the hilarious memoir THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE THUNDERBOLT KID.

His last critically lauded bestseller was AT HOME: A Short History of Private Life and his most recent critically lauded book, ONE SUMMER: America 1927 chronicles a forgotten summer when America came of age and changed the world for ever.

He was born in the American Midwest, and lives in the UK.

Bill Bryson

Books by Bill Bryson

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.

written and read by Bill Bryson - Memoir, 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.