Page /


  • Bill Bryson is a true master of popular narrative. Over the course of his career, he has bestowed a beautiful clarity on even the most recondite of subjects...Has history ever been so enjoyable?

    Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday
  • A fascinating snapshot of a season during which America, for better or worse, ushered in the modern world.

    Sunday Times
  • A gifted raconteur...The book is filled with eccentric, flamboyant characters and memorable stories...highly amusing.

  • A great new form of literature: biography of a few months in one country.

    Matt Ridley, The Times (Books of the Year)
  • Few writers of nonfiction, and,let's be honest,few enough writers of novels, can crack the narrative whip like Bryson. One Summer fairly whirls along...full of exhilarating, fact-filled fun...surely the most sublime distraction published this year.


We use cookies on this site to enable certain parts of the site to function and to collect information about your use of the site so that we can improve our visitors’ experience.

For more on our cookies and changing your settings click here

Strictly Necessary


Preferences & Features

Targeting / Advertising