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In a Sunburned Country A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller A Walk in the Woods In A Sunburned Country is his report on what he found in an entirely different place Australia, the country that doubles as a continent, and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet The result is a deliciously funny, fact filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiousityDespite the fact that Australia harbors things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else, including sharks, crocodiles, snakes, even riptides and deserts, Bill Bryson adores the place, and he takes his readers on a rollicking ride far beyond that beaten tourist path Wherever he goes he finds Australians who are cheerful, extroverted, and unfailingly obliging, and these beaming products of land with clean, safe cities, cold beer, and constant sunshine fill the pages of this wonderful book Australia is an immense and fortunate land, and it has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide

About the Author: Bill Bryson

William McGuire Bill Bryson, OBE, FRS was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951 He settled in England in 1977, and worked in journalism until he became a full time writer He lived for many years with his English wife and four children in North Yorkshire He and his family then moved to New Hampshire in America for a few years, but they have now returned to live in the UK.In The Lost Continent, Bill Bryson s hilarious first travel book, he chronicled a trip in his mother s Chevy around small town America It was followed by Neither Here Nor There, an account of his first trip around Europe Other travel books include the massive bestseller Notes From a Small Island, which won the 2003 World Book Day National Poll to find the book which best represented modern England, followed by A Walk in the Woods in which Stephen Katz, his travel companion from Neither Here Nor There, made a welcome reappearance , Notes From a Big Country and Down Under.Bill Bryson has also written several highly praised books on the English language, including Mother Tongue and Made in America In his last book, he turned his attention to science A Short History of Nearly Everything was lauded with critical acclaim, and became a huge bestseller It was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, before going on to win the Aventis Prize for Science Books and the Descartes Science Communication Prize His next book, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, is a memoir of growing up in 1950s America, featuring another appearance from his old friend Stephen Katz October 8 sees the publication of A Really Short History of Nearly Everything.

10 thoughts on “In a Sunburned Country

  1. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    Lovely little adventure a la Bill Bryson No one knows, incidentally, why Australia s spiders are so extravagantly toxic capturing small insects and injecting them with enough poison to drop a horse would appear to be the most literal case of overkill Still, it does mean that everyone gives them lots of space. What an absolutely stunningendorsement As with

  2. Jason Koivu Jason Koivu says:

    I love Bill Bryson Yep, it s a full blown, one sided bromance Bryson could write a book about the history of the individual rooms within the typical house and I would love it he did and I did So, when I discovered he d written about his experiences while traveling Australia, I knew I d found my next good read In a Sunburned Country takes in the Land Down Under,

  3. Jeff Jeff says:

    Bill Bryson never seems to use the same approach to each of his books Is this book going to be snarky Bill Is this going to be funny Bill Is this going to be funny, yet informative Bill Is this going to be snarky, yet informative Bill I could go on, but my hands would start to cramp up with the unlimited combinations.This one is reverential, informative, and mostly sel

  4. Martine Martine says:

    I developed a taste for Bill Bryson last year when I read his Short History of Nearly Everything, an ambitious attempt to trace the history of life, the universe and everything in just 574 pages While many of the scientific discoveries outlined in the book were a little beyond me, I thoroughly enjoyed Bryson s descriptions of the larger than life personalities behind the disc

  5. Collette Collette says:

    Ok First of all I m here to tell you that non fiction is normally not my bag I think I got this book because I forgot to send in the do not send notice in a book club That said. I m soooo happy that I didn t and I made myself read this OMG I lost track of how many times I laughed until there were tears running down my cheeks and how many smiles and chuckles it rang out of me This is

  6. Diane Diane says:

    I love Australia, even though I have never been there It has amazing wilderness and is the setting of beautiful movies it exports talented actors, actresses and directors it has that Great Barrier Reef thingy, which is apparently so wonderful that is is a Natural Wonder of the World and it is home to the stunning Sydney Opera House And oh yeah, Aussies gave us UGGs So we have a lot to than

  7. W W says:

    Whatever subject Bill Bryson writes about,he has the ability to turn it into first class entertainment.This book was all theenjoyable for me,as it brought back memories of the year I spent in Australia,a country I became very fond of With a country like Australia,which is known as the land down under,with its inverted seasons,unique wild life and history of convict settlement,Bryson never lacks f

  8. Andrew Smith Andrew Smith says:

    Having travelled briefly through parts of Queensland and New South Wales several years ago, I d been waiting to catch up with Bryson s book ever since I now wish I d read it before I travelled or even during the trip itself It s full interesting information and ideas for places to visit and gave me loads of laughs A really good read whether you re planning a trip or just looking to enjoy BB s hilariousl

  9. Vanessa Vanessa says:

    As expected this was a mix of fun facts and a companion travel piece Being Australian I m sure I enjoyed thisthan the average non Australian reader but I could see that some parts especially the parts apart about politics and cricket could bore a few readers who aren t already familiar with our peculiar sports and politicians I enjoyed the read and found it fun when injected with Bryson s humourous anecdotes a

  10. RandomAnthony RandomAnthony says:

    Bill Bryson is on a short list of go to writers when I need a thoughtful but not too taxing book His travel works seem to follow the Bryson formula 1 Bryson travels around a country and gets drunk in hotel bars.2 Bryson gets pissed off at rude and stupid people but is usually forgiving and self depreciating.3 Bryson assiduously researches the locales beforehand and integrates history into his itineraries and narrativ

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