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Seeing Further

Seeing Further: The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society© 2010 Bill Bryson512 pages Although Bill Bryson is  chiefly known for his humorous travelogues, he has been known to venture into other nonfiction at times, and … Continue reading

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The World as Stage

Shakespeare: The World as Stage© 2007 Bill Bryson245 pages Shakespeare: The World as Stage surprised me when it arrived. Such a slender little volume for a man whose legacy is strong even today!  Bryson’s aim is not to deliver a … Continue reading

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The Lost Continent

The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America© 1989 Bill Bryson When I read The Road to Little Dribbling, full of Bryson complaining and thinking murderously about people who so much as annoyed him, I returned it disappointed. “Bryson’s turned … Continue reading

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I’m a Stranger Here Myself

I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America after Twenty Years Away© 1999 Bill Bryson288 pages “It’s been a funny  old night, when you think of it. I mean to say, wife drowns, ship sinks, and there was … Continue reading

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The Road to Little Dribbling

The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain© 2015 Bill Bryson380 pages “When people asked me where I was bound, I could gaze toward the northern horizon with a set expression and say ‘Cape Wrath, God willing’. … Continue reading

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Read of England 2012

Last week, Britons celebrated or observed Guy Fawkes Night on 5 November, a date I usually try to do some English-themed reading around, just as I do readings for the Fourth of July and Bastille Day. This year’s reading consisted … Continue reading

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At Home

At Home: A Short History of Private Life© 2011 Bill Bryson512 pages How much history and how many laughs can you put under one roof? Take a tour of Bill Bryson’s old English home with him and find out.  At … Continue reading

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