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Publisher Description

A loving and hilarious—if occasionally spiky—valentine to Bill Bryson’s adopted country, Great Britain. Prepare for total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter.

Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land. The result was Notes from a Small Island, a true classic and one of the bestselling travel books ever written. Now he has traveled about Britain again, by bus and train and rental car and on foot, to see what has changed—and what hasn’t.

Following (but not too closely) a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis in the south to Cape Wrath in the north, by way of places few travelers ever get to at all, Bryson rediscovers the wondrously beautiful, magnificently eccentric, endearingly singular country that he both celebrates and, when called for, twits. With his matchless instinct for the funniest and quirkiest and his unerring eye for the idiotic, the bewildering, the appealing, and the ridiculous, he offers acute and perceptive insights into all that is best and worst about Britain today.

Nothing is more entertaining than Bill Bryson on the road—and on a tear. The Road to Little Dribbling reaffirms his stature as a master of the travel narrative—and a really, really funny guy.

Travel & Adventure
January 19
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Ramón made me buy this ,

Nice sequel....

Perhaps not as funny as NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND, but just as informative. Bryson is hard to beat.

A Ladybug Named Dinah ,

Repetitive blather

Bill Bryson can be very funny as he was in the first 20 pages of his first book chronicling his treks around Britton. In his second book, a 20- year hiatus from the first, he is more cynical and political. Unless the reader is somewhat familiar with all of the small towns he visits, the book dissolves into similar minutia-- where he had dinner, the condition of the mattress, and the occasional odd personalities he encounters. The book is a disappointment.

GVisgilio ,

Annoying fun

Bill can still inject humor into the simplest aspects of living and is at his best when commenting on the Brits. But when (and why) did he start with the snarky political references to American political conservatives he clearly dislikes. He's now become the Michael Moore of authors and that's no compliment Billy-boy.

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