The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island (Bryson) Paperback – 7 Apr 2016
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"Warm, funny, thoughtful, sometimes grumpy. An absolute joy.
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I snorted with laughter…The Road to Little Dribbling is consistently and unendingly fabulous…I intend on buying a copy for everyone I know." (Clare Balding)
"Fans should expect to chuckle, snort, snigger, grunt, laugh out loud and shake with recognition…a clotted cream and homemade jam scone of a treat." (Sunday Times)
"Is it the funniest travel book I’ve read all year? Of course it is." (Daily Telegraph)
"There were moments when I snorted out loud with laughter while reading this book in public…He can be as gloriously silly as ever." (The Times)
"Bryson has no equal. He combines the charm and humour of Michael Palin with the cantankerousness of Victor Meldrew and the result is a benign intolerance that makes for a gloriously funny read." (Daily Express)
The number one Sunday Times bestseller: Bill Bryson’s first travel book for fifteen years – a brand new journey around Britain.See all Product description
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Furthermore, in an age when I daily recoil at the ubiquitous murdering of the beautiful English language by the English, Bill Bryson – of American origin – not only respects every rule of grammar, vocabulary, punctuation and syntax - a rare delight nowadays – but expresses in what could be my own words his disgust and despair at those who don’t, giving many examples from those allegedly educated, who darn well ought to know better. I hope those culprits (named and others) have read the book, and are suitably ashamed.
I recommend this book as interesting, informative and highly entertaining.
He starts off, almost on the first page, by stating what appears to be a pre-emptive get-out clause for his carping and negative attitude throughout the book: I Am Getting Old. At just five years younger than Bill, I was at first surprised by this claim - it would never have occurred to me to use my ‘advancing’ years as a justification for being smart-alecky and sarcastic to underpaid and overworked members of the service industry, who are of course not permitted to answer back - then I became irritated by his frequent variations on this ‘oldy’ theme. However, as the book went on, it did start to read more and more like the tedious and repetitive ramblings of someone in their early anecdotage.Read more ›
I haven't done yet, but I know I will.
Years ago, Bill Bryson captured my reader's heart with 'Notes from a Small Island.' This sequel did not disappoint. Yes, he is a little more curmudgeonly now, but he's older so I wouldn't expect him to sound naively optimistic.
He makes astute observations across so many aspects of British life, often hitting the nail on the head regarding the likes of HS2, Butlins, Blackpool, BT and litter. And he does it so well. His writing is easy to read, entertaining, amusing, interesting and shows him to be interested in the world around him.
Bryson fans will not be disappointed.
Overall, were a couple of funny bits in the middle, but that's it, can't believe this is a Bill Bryson book to be honest, so disappointed, it's a book for the sake of writing a book in my opinion.
I bought the paperback for my grandma (she's in her 90s) and she thoroughly enjoyed it (it's not often that she's given a book that doesn't get a scathing review). My mum borrowed it and recommended it to me. I'm glad she did.
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A decent read, mainly aimed at older people I think. I didn't find this as funny as some of the reviews suggested but it was still entertaining.Published 15 hours ago by L. P. Stafford
I found the first half or so of this book very amusing and loved the descriptions of the people and places throughout. Read morePublished 3 days ago by catsholiday
I liked it and there were many things I agreed with him on that had me laughing lots, such as annoying sentiments on planks of wood "Live, laugh love" etc. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Travel Queen
I received this book as a Xmas present, & had only ever read one Bill Bryson book before - the excellent 'History of Everything'. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Steve Cann
Bryson Line definition: As drawn on a map of Great Britain by author Bill Bryson, the Bryson Line connects the two furthest apart points on the island measured north to south in a... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Mr. Joe
Bryson at his best! Lovely read and a great addition to his list of superb travel booksPublished 9 days ago by Mr. Richard S. Handscombe