About this book
When Bill Bryson decided to take his family back to America for a while, he took one last tour around the British Isles. After the very humorous and bestselling accounts of his trips to Europe ("Neither Here Nor There") and back to small-town America ("The Lost Continent"), he takes stock of the nation that has produced Marmite, place names like Farleigh Wallopp and Titsey, and programmes like "Gardeners' Question Time". "Not a book that should be read in public, for fear of emitting loud snorts" "The Times".
After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson took the decision to move back to the USA. Before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire, he took one last trip around the UK, and in this book, he turns an affectionate but laconic eye on his adopted country.