The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America and Neither Here nor There

The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America and Neither Here nor There

by Bill Bryson (Author)


This volume contains humorous accounts of two journeys, one taken across America, the other a trek across Europe. "The Lost Continent" is an account of one man's rediscovery of America and his search for the perfect small town. Instead he finds a continent that is doubly lost: lost to itself because it is blighted by greed, pollution, mobile homes and television; and lost to him because he has become a foreigner in his own country. In "Neither Here Nor There", the author journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the European continent, to Istanbul. In doing so he retraces his steps as a student 20 years before, visiting countries including Norway, France and Italy.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 498
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
Published: 09 Nov 1992

ISBN 10: 0436201305
ISBN 13: 9780436201301

Author Bio
Bill Bryson's bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent, A Walk in the Woods and Notes from a Small Island, which in a national poll was voted the book that best represents Britain. 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, and on his own childhood in the hilarious memoir The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. His last critically lauded bestseller was At Home: a Short History of Private Life, and his newest book is One Summer: America 1927. He was born in the American Mid-West, and lives in the UK. Visit his website: