The best of his travel books set in America, Bill Bryson describes hiking some 2,200 miles through the bear, rattlesnake and hiker-infested woods of the East Coast of America from Georgia to Maine. Very funny and reliably well-written.
Witty and observant, Bill Bryson returns to his homeland for this deconstruction of the American way of life and how it compares to Britain. This collection of essays were originally commissioned as articles for the Mail on Sunday.
In the late nineties Bill Bryson undertook a 14,000 mile journey across his rejected home land. With wit and sensitivity, he brings to life the culture of small town America. One of the funniest and most acutely observed of all of Bryson's books.
A glorious history of Science and the Royal Society from 1660 edited by Bill Bryson. Lavishly illustrated, it includes contributions from Richard Dawkins and Margaret Atwood, and descriptions of experiments from trying to trap a spider inside a circle of ground unicorn's horn to dissecting a live cat. A wonderful present that you may want to keep for yourself.