Bill Bryson African Diary

Bill Bryson African Diary

by Bill Bryson (Author), JennyMatthews (Designer), JuliaLLoyd (Designer)

Synopsis

Bill Bryson goes to Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to working with local communities to eradicate poverty around the world. Kenya, generally regarded as the cradle of mankind, is a land of contrasts, with famous game reserves, stunning landscapes, and a vibrant cultural tradition. It also provides plenty to worry a traveller like Bill Bryson, fixated as he is on the dangers posed by snakes, insects and large predators. But on a more sober note, it is a country that shares many serious human and environmental problems with the rest of Africa: refugees, AIDS, drought, and grinding poverty. Travelling around the country, Bryson casts his inimitable eye on a continent new to him, and the resultant diary, though short in length, contains the trademark Bryson stamp of wry observation and curious insight. All the author's royalties from Bill Bryson's African Diary, as well as all profits, will go to CARE International. Illustrated with 8pp of colour.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 69
Edition: 1st. Edition
Publisher: Doubleday
Published: 02 Dec 2002

ISBN 10: 0385605145
ISBN 13: 9780385605144
Book Overview: Bryson travels to Kenya in support of CARE International and brings his inimitable humorous and humane view to Africa.

Media Reviews
Bryson is one of the funniest travel writers in the business. -- The Globe and Mail Bryson has become an enormously popular travel writer by coming off as the most literate tour guide you've ever had. -- The New York Times Bryson is a terrific stylist. You can't help but enjoy his writing, for its cheer and buoyancy, and for the frequent demonstration of his peculiar, engaging turn of mind. -- Ottawa Citizen Bryson is first and foremost a storyteller -- and a supremely comic and original one at that. -- Winnipeg Free Press
Author Bio
Bill Bryson is much loved for his bestselling travel books, from The Lost Continent to Down Under, but Notes from a Small Island has earned a particularly special place in the nation's heart (a national poll for World Book Day in 2003 voted it the book that best represents Britain). His acclaimed A Short History of Nearly Everything won the Aventis Prize for Science Books and the Descartes Science Communication Prize. He has now returned to live in the UK with his wife and family. www.billbryson.co.uk