A Walk In The Woods

A Walk In The Woods: The World's Funniest Travel Writer Takes a Hike

Non-Fiction, Travel, Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 13/08/2015
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Synopsis

In the company of his friend Stephen Katz (last seen in the bestselling Neither Here nor There), Bill Bryson set off to hike the Appalachian Trail, the longest continuous footpath in the world. Ahead lay almost 2,200 miles of remote mountain wilderness filled with bears, moose, bobcats, rattlesnakes, poisonous plants, disease-bearing tics, the occasional chuckling murderer and - perhaps most alarming of all - people whose favourite pastime is discussing the relative merits of the external-frame backpack. Facing savage weather, merciless insects, unreliable maps and a fickle companion whose profoundest wish was to go to a motel and watch The X-Files, Bryson gamely struggled through the wilderness to achieve a lifetime's ambition - not to die outdoors.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781784161446
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 240g
  • Dimensions: 194 x 126 x 28 mm

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A Walk In The Woods
So funny, yet educational
The Appalachian Trail is the longest, continuous footpath in the world. It stretches along the east coast of the United States from Georgia to Maine. At... READ MORE
OwlBeSatReading
A Walk In The Woods
Amusing, inspiring and interesting
"A Walk in the Woods" is an autobiographical story of Bill Bryson trying to walk the 2190 mile Appalachian trail with his friend Stephen Katz. Both men are... READ MORE
Lucy-Bookworm
A Walk In The Woods
Very entertaining account of the author's attempt to walk the entire Appalachian Trail
Bill Bryson‘s very entertaining account of his attempt at walking the entire Appalachian Trail showcases his companion Katz, an ill-prepared friend, who be... READ MORE
Sheila Robinson