Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: Bill Bryson
This Narrator: Bill Bryson
This Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio

Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

Notes from a Small Island

by Bill Bryson

Title Details

Abridged Edition
Running Time
6 Hrs.
User Rating
  3.8  Stars Based on 5 ratings


After nearly 2 decades in Britain, Bill Bryson, the acclaimed author of such best sellers as The Mother Tongue, Made in America, and A Walk in the Woods, decided it was time to move back to the United States for a while. This was partly to let his wife and kids experience life in Bryson's homeland - and partly because he had read that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another. It was thus clear to him that his people needed him.

But before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire, Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home. His aim was to take stock on modern-day Britain, and to analyze what he loved so much about a country that had produced Marmite, zebra crossings, and place names like Farleigh Wallop, Titsey, and Shellow Bowells.

With characteristic wit and irreverence, Bill Bryson presents the ludicrous and the endearing in equal measure. The result is a hilarious social commentary that conveys the true glory of Britain.

People Who Liked Notes from a Small Island Also Liked These Titles:
  Toujours Provence
by Peter Mayle

More Details

  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: N004789
Available On
Audio CD