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Bill Bryson (1)

This page covers the author of A Short History of Nearly Everything.

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A Short History of Nearly Everything 20,116 copies, 355 reviews
Notes from a Small Island 8,788 copies, 190 reviews
In a Sunburned Country 8,143 copies, 214 reviews
The Mother Tongue 6,816 copies, 131 reviews
Notes from a Big Country: A Selection 6,618 copies, 109 reviews
At Home: A Short History of Private Life (Narrator, some editions) 5,368 copies, 243 reviews
Shakespeare: The World as Stage (Eminent Lives) (Author) 4,077 copies, 160 reviews
One Summer: America, 1927 2,296 copies, 134 reviews
The Body: A Guide for Occupants 1,340 copies, 49 reviews
Bill Bryson's African Diary 1,145 copies, 34 reviews
Icons of England 262 copies, 6 reviews
Journeys in English 54 copies, 7 reviews
Bizarre World 53 copies, 1 review
The Ascent of Rum Doodle (Introduction, some editions) 466 copies, 20 reviews
Most of the Most of S. J. Perelman (Introduction, some editions) 465 copies, 5 reviews
Granta 26: Travel (Contributor) 137 copies, 1 review
Granta 31: The General (Contributor) 129 copies, 1 review
Granta 23: Home (Contributor) 123 copies
The Road Less Travelled: 1,000 Amazing Places Off the Tourist Trail (Foreword, some editions) 76 copies, 1 review
A Walk in the Woods [2015 film] (Original book by) 35 copies, 2 reviews
Coffee with Isaac Newton (Foreword, some editions) 33 copies, 1 review
Licensed to Sell: The History and Heritage of the Public House (Foreword, some editions) 17 copies, 2 reviews
New York City reisverhalen 6 copies, 1 review

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Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. A backpacking expedition in 1973 brought him to England where he met his wife and decided to settle. He wrote for the English newspapers The Times and The Independent for many years, writing travel articles to supplement his income. He lived with his family in North Yorkshire before moving back to the States in 1995, to Hanover, New Hampshire, with his wife and four children. In 2003 he and his family moved back to England, where they currently reside.

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