Notes from a Small Island
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Thank you, World Book Night, for giving me this wonderful opportunity to give away 24 copies of Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson! Last year I gave away 48 copies of Toast by Nigel Slater, and I am very happy and excited about being part of this international book event again!
This year I chose Notes from a Small Island to celebrate World Book Night 2012.
I love travel books, and I believe this book is for all kind of readers. (So please don't be scared if you think you're a non/light-reader! I assure you will enjoy this great book.)
"After nearly two decades spent on British soil, Bill Bryson-bestselling author of The Mother Tongue and Made in America-decided to returnto the United States. ("I had recently read," Bryson writes, "that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another,so it was clear that my people needed me.") But before departing, he set out on a grand farewell tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home.
Veering from the ludicrous to the endearing and back again, Notes from a Small Island is a delightfully irreverent jaunt around the unparalleled floating nation that has produced zebra crossings, Shakespeare, Twiggie Winkie's Farm, and places with names like Farleigh Wallop and Titsey. The result is an uproarious social commentary that conveys the true glory of Britain, from the satiric pen of an unapologetic Anglophile."
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Unfortunately this book arrived water damaged and still very wet. We had two days of hot sunny weather here, so someone in the post office must have left the package lying in a wet place or outside in the rain 3 days ago or more, for it to get so wet. However, the book is drying out now, and it is still readable. It just doesn't look all that nice. I will read it myself first, and then take it to church on the next occasion. My daughter is getting married this week and we are entertaining guests and family from England, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany and Spain. So we will be very busy and I cannot get back to church for another couple of weeks.
I am going to put quite a lot of photos here to show you the water damage. I really appreciate your generosity salvami, in sending me this book. It is a great pity that such a lovely new book should have got damaged this way.
Lastly on page 354 he is wondering why a grapefruit was called a grapefruit. He describes it as an unfamiliar fruit that is yellow and the size of a cannonball and tastes sour and he wonders if someone was presented with it, way-back-when, and thought to himself "Well you know, it rather puts me in mind of a grape".....and maybe that's how it got its name. He says "I don't know about you but I don't believe I would think this"!!! It is just so funny! Loved it.
Giving book back to Nicole right now!
I have decided that, since I ended up with two copies of this title, I will take this one to the BCUK Unconvention in Colchester, Essex.
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