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Bill Bryson

  • 5 stars across 2 books
    Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. His bestselling books include The Road to Little Dribbling, Notes from a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, One Summer and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. In a national poll, Notes from a Small Island was voted the book that best represents Britain. His acclaimed work of popular science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, won the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize, and was the biggest selling non-fiction book of its decade in the UK. His new book The Body: A Guide for Occupants is an extraordinary exploration of the human body which will have you marvelling at the form you occupy.
    Bill Bryson was Chancellor of Durham University 2005-2011. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society. He lives in England.
    2nd October 2008

    A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

    Bill's own fascination with science began with a battered old schoolbook he had when he was about ten or eleven years ol... More

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    19th October 2023

    A Really Short Journey Through the Body

    We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on insid... More

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