- Hardcover: 64 pages
- Publisher: Doubleday (19 May 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0857524208
- ISBN-13: 978-0857524201
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.3 x 18.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #57,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Bill Bryson's African Diary Hardcover – 19 May 2016
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Bryson travels to Kenya in support of CARE International and brings his inimitable humorous and humane view to Africa.
About the Author
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. Another travel book, A Walk in the Woods, has become a major film starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson. His new number one Sunday Times bestseller is The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island.
His acclaimed book on the history of science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, won the Royal Society’s Aventis Prize as well as the Descartes Prize, the European Union’s highest literary award. He has written books on language, on Shakespeare, on history, and on his own childhood in the hilarious memoir The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. His last critically lauded bestsellers were At Home: a Short History of Private Life, and One Summer: America 1927
Bill Bryson was born in the American Midwest, and now lives in the UK. 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.
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Kurt E. Johnson, PhD
On a Kindle, the actual diary takes up only 50%; the rest of the book is taken up with an excerpt from one of his other books, a book I had already read.
I am glad I got this book for only $1.99; I don't mind the proceeds going to CARE. I celebrate that, and that's the only reason I'm not returning it.
Now, how could it have been better?? He traveled with a photographer. Why were there no photos in this book? Include some photos of his travels through Africa with the CARE organization. Now THAT would've made this book even better. A chronological journey of words and photos through Africa.
Last of all, it ended so abruptly, with a, "Well, that's the end of this diary..." Very disappointing.
So, if you can get it at the reduced price, go for it, or if you don't mind making a larger contribution to CARE, buy it at the full price.
Hmmm....I wonder if I can write this off as a tax deduction as a charitable contribution.
LOL and JK, everyone.
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