Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is much loved for his bestselling travel books, from The Lost Continent to Down Under, and Notes from a Small Island earned a particularly special place in the nation's heart (a national poll for World Book Day voted it the book that best represents Britain). A Short History of Nearly Everything won the Aventis Prize for Science Books and the Descartes Science Communication Prize. He has also written a memoir, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, acclaimed books on language...See more