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Bill Bryson: US author demystifying the British

Bill Bryson: US author demystifying the British

Update: 2019-12-162
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Sometimes it takes an outsider armed with just a sharp eye and curiosity to get us to see ourselves as we really are. That would explain the enduring popularity of the American-born writer Bill Bryson, whose wry take on Britain and the British has generated two best-selling books. From the mysteries of afternoon tea to the power of the human brain, what has Bill Bryson learned from his gentle search for understanding?

Photo: Bill Bryson at the Cheltenham Literary Festival Credit: Getty Images
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Bill Bryson: US author demystifying the British

Bill Bryson: US author demystifying the British

BBC World Service