Down Under

Down Under

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Bill Bryson's travels in a sunburned country- Australia will never look the same again.

It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life - a large portion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere else.

Ignoring such dangers - and yet curiously obsessed by them - Bill Bryson journeyed to Australia and promptly fell in love with the country. And who can blame him? The people are cheerful, extrovert, quick-witted and unfailingly obliging- their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water; the food is excellent; the beer is cold and the sun nearly always shines. Life doesn't get much better than this.

Industry Reviews

Bryson makes you laugh out loud...Down Under is filled with quirky stories', * Sunday Express *
Bryson makes you laugh out loud...Down Under is filled with quirky stories', * Sunday Express *
The thing that Bryson most loves about Australia - its "effortlessly dry, direct way of viewing the world" - is, in fact, his own. They're a perfect fit * The New York Times Book Review *
Bryson is the perfect travelling companion... when it comes to travel's peculiars the man still has no peers * The Times *
Bill Bryson is a very talented writer and an enormously funny and perceptive one. He is an artist who needs a big canvas. Australia has provided this. He's painted a masterpiece in travel literature * Globe & Mail Toronto *


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