Bill Bryson

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Bill Bryson says he's retiring – is he really putting away his pen?
The beloved American author will be sorely missed, but some writers find it hard to call time on a literary career

Alison Flood

15, Oct, 2020 @12:09 PM

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Got 150 hours? Great audiobooks to listen to on lockdown
From Ian McKellen reading Homer to Bill Bryson on the body, these audiobooks can expand your horizons, even when you can’t go out

Steven Poole

25, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Jon Culshaw to play Bill Bryson in Notes from a Small Island adaptation
Dead Ringers impressionist takes lead role in stage version of bestselling book on British identity

Chris Wiegand

06, Mar, 2020 @1:54 PM

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The 10 biggest books of autumn 2019
Over 400 hardbacks hit shops today, including Zadie Smith’s Grand Union and Philip Pullman’s The Secret Commonwealth, on what publishers have dubbed Super Thursday

Alison Flood

03, Oct, 2019 @5:00 AM

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The Body by Bill Bryson review – a directory of wonders
Extraordinary stories about the heart, lungs, genitals ... plus some anger and life advice – all delivered in the inimitable Bryson style

Gavin Francis

26, Sep, 2019 @6:30 AM

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Eminem reveals his writing process – podcasts of the week
The hip-hop rule breaker reminisces about his first rhyme on Rick Rubin and Malcolm Gladwell’s new podcast Broken Record. Elsewhere, our picks of the best podcasts include a focus on Brexit and Bill Bryson’s guide to the London Science Museum

Hannah Verdier and Rowan Slaney

17, Nov, 2017 @12:12 PM

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Dawkins sees off Darwin in vote for most influential science book
A public poll to mark 30 years of the Royal Society book prizes sees The Selfish Gene declared the most significant – with women authors left on the margins

Claire Armitstead

20, Jul, 2017 @1:04 PM

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Alexander von Humboldt biography wins Royal Society science book prize
Andrea Wulf wins £25,000 award for The Invention of Nature, a biography of the 19th-century explorer who has more things named after him than any other human

Alison Flood

19, Sep, 2016 @6:45 PM

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Bill Bryson hails 'thrilling' Royal Society science book prize shortlist
Author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, chairing this year’s judges, says finalists are ‘as interesting, useful and accessible as any writing you will find in any genre’

Alison Flood

04, Aug, 2016 @10:47 AM

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Top authors call on states to give more as Books for Syria campaign tops £1m
Mark Haddon, Neil Gaiman and Hilary Mantel among writers who donated earnings from bestselling books to power Waterstones campaign to its target

Guardian Books

03, Feb, 2016 @7:01 AM

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Bill Bryson's 'tribute' to Jolly Fisherman makes waves in seaside town
Skegness’s Jolly Fisherman image used before seeking permission on the cover of Bryson’s bestselling travelogue The Road to Little Dribbling

Alison Flood

08, Jan, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Scaremongers like Bill Bryson reinforce harmful green belt myths
Suggest that just a small fraction of green belt land could meet our housing needs and the nimbys accuse you of wanting to concrete over all of it

Colin Wiles

26, Nov, 2015 @7:04 AM

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