Written on: 30/11/2011 by PeteMighty (2 reviews written)
This is the first Bill Bryson book I have read and I absolutely love it. Bryson mocks the UK throughout, but it is that kind and gentle mocking that is reserved for someone or something that in reality you hold in high esteem. His regard for our country (where he apparently lived for about 20 years) is obvious and he has a fantastic eye of the bizarre sides to our culture. Who hasn't met a 'Mrs Smegma' type character at a bed and breakfast at one time or another?