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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.

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.

Scott's take on things ,

The Odd Couple

Bill Bryson seems like a charming, slightly odd character, and his Great Britain is similarly quirky. Bryson travels from end to end, south to north, not so close really to his “Bryson” line, but close enough to tell his story. And the story is familiar. Destinations for obscure reasons, charming stories, goofy interactions with unsuspecting locals, wanderings around towns and his beloved countryside especially, pubs for a drink, unfussy food. In between he cogitators on all that’s wrong with Britain and the world, and how simple it would be for things to be different and better. His arguments are folksy and easy to agree with. But also, one feels, a bit to pat. But it’s a fun book to read nonetheless.

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