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About Bill Bryson

About Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951, now living in England. Bill Bryson was Chancellor of Durham University 2005-2011. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society. In a British national poll, Notes from a Small Island was voted the book that best represents Britain. His acclaimed work of popular science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, won the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize, and was the biggest selling non-fiction book of its decade in the UK.

His newest book The Body, is a guide for occupants, a tribute to the way the things inside us just work without us telling them to, available now at



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