Review of 'The Road to Little Dribbling'

The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

the_road_to_little_dribbling.jpg A sort-of sequel to Bryon's “Notes from a Small Island” “The Road to Little Dribbling” sees Bryson travelling across the United Kingdom starting at Bognor Regis on the south coast of England to Cape Wrath on the north coast of Scotland…though this is only vaguely followed with significant diversions well off this line to places such as Cornwall and Cambridge. On his journey, as with his previous books, he treats the reader to various observations not only of the places he visits but also of life in England as well. Each chapter is devoted to his exploration of one particular area (and the journey to/from it) but none are over-long. Bryson is not afraid to pull his punches and his powers of observation and whit keep us entertained but at the same time he has obviously done his research.

As I live in the UK I found the book to be very interesting and engaging particularly having been to many of the places he describes, relating a great deal to many of his comments. What was most striking was his epilogue which talks of his love for the country and his desire that we protect it's countryside.

Amusing, poignant and educational – A wonderful read.

Rating: “I have absolutely no complaints”

Review Date: 2021-09-20

Genre: Travel

Publisher: Doubleday

Publication Date: 2015

ISBN: 9780857522344

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