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Notes from a Small Island
by Bill Bryson | Travel
Registered by Cfreckle of Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on 6/3/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by Cfreckle from Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, June 03, 2018

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In 1995, before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire to move back to the States for a few years with his family, Bill 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 of the nation's public face and private parts (as it were), and to analyse what precisely it was he loved so much about a country that had produced Marmite; a military hero whose dying wish was to be kissed by a fellow named Hardy; place names like Farleigh Wallop, Titsey and Shellow Bowells; people who said 'Mustn't grumble', and ‘Ooh lovely’ at the sight of a cup of tea and a plate of biscuits; and Gardeners' Question Time. Notes from a Small Island was a huge number-one bestseller when it was first published, and has become the nation's most loved book about Britain, going on to sell over two million copies. 


Journal Entry 2 by Cfreckle at Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, June 15, 2018

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Released 3 mos ago (6/16/2018 UTC) at Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Sending as an extra book as a prize in the Chick-lit and Chocolate sweep.

(I know it's not a Chick-lit but I hope you enjoy reading it.) 


Journal Entry 3 by elstaplador at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Thursday, June 21, 2018

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Received in the Chicklit and Chocolate sweepstake - thank you so much! 


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