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Publisher Description

Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. This time in Australia.

His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller A Walk in the Woods. In A Sunburned Country is his report on what he found in an entirely different place: Australia, the country that doubles as a continent, and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. The result is a deliciously funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiousity.

Despite the fact that Australia harbors more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else, including sharks, crocodiles, snakes, even riptides and deserts, Bill Bryson adores the place, and he takes his readers on a rollicking ride far beyond that beaten tourist path. Wherever he goes he finds Australians who are cheerful, extroverted, and unfailingly obliging, and these beaming products of land with clean, safe cities, cold beer, and constant sunshine fill the pages of this wonderful book.

Australia is an immense and fortunate land, and it has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide.

Biographies & Memoirs
June 6
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Adam in San Fran and Toronto ,

In a Sunburnt Country

Great book! Funny, informative and thoroughly entertaining.

Paris4675 ,

In a sunburned country

Hilarious. I laughed so hard while
reading this on an airplane that the other
passengers thought that I was crazy.

BEV36 ,

In a Sunburned Country

As usual Bill Bryson gets it right; funny, stuffed with facts that makes one think. His ever curious mind leads us on a memorable journey not soon to be forgotten.

Blake Vance
Delray Beach, FL

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