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Notes From a Small Island

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Folio Society edition, second printing 2010. As new. Illustrated buckram hard covers, terracotta card slipcase. Numerous colour photographs. Bryson wrote Notes from a Small Island when he decided to move back to his native United States, but wanted to take one final trip around Great Britain, which had been his home for over twenty years. Bryson covers all corners of the island observing and talking to people from as far afield as Exeter in the West Country to John o' Groats at the north-eastern tip of Scotland's mainland. During this trip he insisted on using only public transport, but failed on two occasions: in Oxfordshire and on the journey to John o' Groats he had to rent a car. He also re-visits Virginia Water where he worked at the Holloway Sanatorium when he first came to Britain in 1973. On his way, Bryson provides historical information on the places he visits, and expresses amazement at the heritage in Britain stating that in his Yorkshire village at that time there were more 17th century buildings than in the whole of North America.

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Added value:
Folio Society edition; as new
Author(s):
Bryson, Bill
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2009
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
235
Publisher:
Folio Society

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Folio Society edition, second printing 2010. As new. Illustrated buckram hard covers, terracotta card slipcase. Numerous colour photographs. Bryson wrote Notes from a Small Island when he decided to move back to his native United States, but wanted to take one final trip around Great Britain, which had been his home for over twenty years. Bryson covers all corners of the island observing and talking to people from as far afield as Exeter in the West Country to John o' Groats at the north-eastern tip of Scotland's mainland. During this trip he insisted on using only public transport, but failed on two occasions: in Oxfordshire and on the journey to John o' Groats he had to rent a car. He also re-visits Virginia Water where he worked at the Holloway Sanatorium when he first came to Britain in 1973. On his way, Bryson provides historical information on the places he visits, and expresses amazement at the heritage in Britain stating that in his Yorkshire village at that time there were more 17th century buildings than in the whole of North America.

Added value:
Folio Society edition; as new
Author(s):
Bryson, Bill
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2009
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
235
Publisher:
Folio Society

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