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Icons of England

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Bill Bryson
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This book is a collection of essays written by several contributers in the Media world in aid of The Campaign to Protect Rural England.I enjoyed this book so much becouse of the diversity of the subjects and the different ways everyone treated their chosen subject. My favourite  contributor is Andrew Marr who wrote an essay on lines, a play on words but beautifully written.

This book deserves to do well and is a joy to read. It makes you feel proud to be part of this wonderful countryside and all it has to offer.

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A Walk in the Woods

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Bill Bryson
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I am a great Bill Bryson fan and enjoyed reading this book. Although, to tell the truth, it was so realistic that I almost thought I was camping out with them him and his friend.

I was relieved when Bill finally reached a decent place to spend the night, and then found a supermarket where he stocked up on mostly junk food! My heart went out to Katz, who stoically brought up the rear and at times did not speak to Bill for hours. I felt I had walked every inch of the way with them and was thrilled when they finally got to the end and felt quite exhausted!

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Icons of England

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Bill Bryson
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This Book 'Icons of England', shows some of the things that make England Great. This book was edited by Bill Bryson who brought together over 70 contributors to the context of the book. These contributors go from Kate Adie the news correspondent, to Dick Francis the Author and Richard Mabey and Jon Snow with many others.

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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

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Bill Bryson
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This account of his childhood in Des Moines, Iowa, in the fifties is like softly rolling pillows laid over daggers which one only appreciates with hindsight. While understanding the relevance of relating unhappy childhoods, it is a joy to read of a happy one with such lovable parents. I think it is worth reading at least twice to fully comprehend the innocence of childhood set against the quite scary developments in America at that time. It serves to remind us that to children their life is normal, however different and unusual it seems later.

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