Life & Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid

£9.99

ISBN: 9781784161811 Author: Bryson, Bill Publisher: BLACK SWAN Publication Date: 5th November 2015 Imprint: Black Swan Cover: Paperback Dewey: 910.4092 (edition:23) Pages: 379 Language: English Edition: Black Swan edition Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Some say that the first hint that Bill Bryson was not of Planet Earth came when his mother sent him to school in lime-green Capri pants. Others think it all started with his discovery, at the age of six, of a woollen jersey of rare fineness. In his funny memoir, he travels back in time to explore the ordinary kid he once was.

Bill Bryson’s first travel book opened with the immortal line, ‘I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to.’ In this deeply funny and personal memoir, he travels back in time to explore the ordinary kid he once was, in the curious world of 1950s Middle America. It was a happy time, when almost everything was good for you, including DDT, cigarettes and nuclear fallout. This is a book about one boy’s growing up. But in Bryson’s hands, it becomes everyone’s story, one that will speak volumes – especially to anyone who has ever been young.

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