The Road to Little Dribbling

The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island

Non-Fiction, Travel, Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 07/04/2016
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The Road to Little Dribbling
Prepare to be amused.
There aren't many writers who have the ability to make me laugh out laugh (I'm more of an internal chuckler) but Mr Bryson never fails to have me snorting,... READ MORE
Penelope Bullock at Lancaster


One of the things that happens when you get older is that you discover lots of new ways to hurt yourself. Recently, in France, I was hit square on the head by an automatic parking barrier, something I don’t think I could have managed in my younger, more alert years. Bill Bryson's The Road to Little Dribbling marks the return of the world’s favourite anglophile to his beloved Britain, and the result is a still properly-funny, and sometimes withering, summary of where we are today.  Two decades ago saw the publication of Notes from A Small Island, Bryson's often-ascerbic and sporadically baffled gazeteer of our fair isle; his humour and evident love for Britain found a legion of fans, with Waterstones in particular providing a certain kinship for Des Moines' most famous son. Now many, many shop events and a number of equally-superb books later, The Road to Little Dribbling reminds us of just how clear-eyed his vision is: there's much humour here, but it's a humour laced with a certain quiet truth that Blighty has undergone massive change - and not all necessarily to the good. In a journey that takes us from Bognor Regis to Cape Wrath (by way of a myriad of other destinations, largely as yet unobserved by the gimlet-eyed Bryson), we are served with his unequalled delight in obscure fact and ability to cast a new light on the deeply familiar, presenting a version of Britain that is at once revealing and strangely compelling.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780552779838
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 325g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 28 mm

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The Road to Little Dribbling
The Road to Little Dribbling - by Bill Bryson
Laugh out loud funny! A delight!
The Road to Little Dribbling
Recommended for Dip-in, Dip-out Reading
A kind of sit-down rather than stand-up travel comedy with delicious tasty canapés. Try this, within a section about the triangulation blocks that you see ... READ MORE
The Road to Little Dribbling
I haven't read it! Yet.........
I bought the book as a Xmas present for an old friend. Once he's read it, I'll ask him his opinion (he's a writer himself - as am I.....) and borrow it fro... READ MORE
Phillip Wallis
The Road to Little Dribbling
Bill:The Best!
As with all the BB books I have read (most), this was marvellous. His way of providing endless amount of facts -where does he get them from? -combined wi... READ MORE
Edward Quinn
The Road to Little Dribbling
A delightful, hilarious and perceptive odyssey around the UK
How I loved this. Bill Bryson’s style is so funny and engaging, as he ambles round the UK, never (it seems) preparing himself beforehand or booking ahead, ... READ MORE
Sheila Robinson