Notes from a Small Island
By Bill Bryson
Morrow, 1995. 324 pgs. Nonfiction
About to return to the States after twenty years of living in England, Bryson realized he wanted to take a trip of the British Isles, visiting every place he'd ever heard of and revisiting some old favorites. In recounting his experience, Bryson makes readers laugh and has them wanting to pack their bags and fly across the ocean to discover these little known places for themselves. Although he drags out a few points that he's particularly passionate about, and there is some strong language, in the end, this is a delightful read, even if you are a couch traveler.