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The Road to Little Dribbling - Adventures of an American in Britain

Bill Bryson

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. From the Hardcover edition.

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. From the Hardcover edition.
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nathan Osgood

Length:

14h 4m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

30:47


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

31:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

38:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

31:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

44:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

41:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

41:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

33:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

28:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

33:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

36:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

28:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

34:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

29:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

39:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:35