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A brilliant, funny, moving book,
This review is from: Bill Bryson's African Diary (Hardcover)
When I unpacked my order, my first impression was to feel cheated by how slender it was. That feeling vanished somewhere around the middle of page 2; and I didn't put it down until I reached the end.
This book is a wonderful, funny, moving account of 8 days Bill Bryson spent in Kenya at the invitation of the charity CARE. He recounts, with his usual brand of humour visits to slums, village pumps and refugee camps. Bill doesn't hide the fact that he was clearly affected by some of the things he saw.
If you like Bill Bryson, don't be put off by the size. Buy a copy.
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Initial post: 2 May 2009 14:16:43 BDT
B. Nunes says:
I was curious as to how Bill made light of life in Africa, where every country has many problems. Having lived in a West African country, I am now anxious to see the funny side of life as seen by Bill, who certainly tickles my sense of humour.
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