Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country (Bryson Book 6)

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Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country (Bryson Book 6)

Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country (Bryson Book 6)

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If you are not stung or pronged to death in some unexpected manner, you may be fatally chomped by sharks or crocodiles, or carried helplessly out to sea by irresistible currents, or left to stagger to an unhappy death in the baking outback. Bill Bryson's many books include The New York Times bestseller A Walk in the Woods and, most recently, I'm a Stranger Here Myself . There is no shortage of idiots - which is why Down Under will sell thousands more copies than Anglo-Australian Attitudes. Bill Bryson ’s bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent and Notes from a Small Island , which in a national poll was voted the book that best represents Britain.

Terence Blacker, in the Sunday Times, was more temperate, but still dismissed the book as a hack job: "For someone about to visit Australia, Down Under presents a perfect, accessible introduction to the country, its history and its people. This is a country that loses a prime minister and that is so vast and empty that a band of amateur enthusiasts could conceivably set off the world's first nongovernmental atomic bomb on its mainland and almost four years would pass before anyone noticed. The problem is that, after a few pages, one finds oneself looking forward to the moments when Bryson takes us back to the library. The world those first Englishmen found was famously inverted-- its seasons back to front, its constellations upside down--and unlike anything any of them had seen before even in the near latitudes of the Pacific.A former Chancellor of Durham University, he was President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England for five years, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.

Accessoirement je vous dirais bien de lire ce roman de Cordwainer Smith : " NORSTRILIA " qui traite de l'Australie . Put in the crudest terms, Australia was slightly more important to us in 1997 than bananas, but not nearly as important as ice cream. I think my favourite episode in the whole book is when Bill and his increasingly tetchy companion drive around Darwin several times trying to find a hotel whose name is unaccountably different from the name it went by when he booked it. Consider just one of those stories that did make it into the Times in 1997, though buried away in the odd-sock drawer of Section C.Coming from Des Moines, Iowa – because, as he notes, ‘somebody had to’ – bestselling Anglo-American author Bill Bryson has won over a legion of readers with his books which comprise travelogues, memoirs and popular works of history and science. From ancient fossils on the West coast that can be found there living in small colonies, to the gold rush of 1849, the same time frame as the ones in the USA and Canada. Ignoring such dangers - and yet curiously obsessed by them - Bill Bryson journeyed to Australia and promptly fell in love with the country. Events, how people look and what they say are recorded faithfully and with master of observation Bill Bryson's wonderful facility for making you laugh out loud, there are plenty of reasons for doing so. How much more infrastructure has gone in since writing I have no idea, but I’m sure it’s still a wilderness out there!



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