A Walk in the Woods

Author(s): Bill Bryson

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The longest continuous footpath in the world, the Appalachian Trail stretches along the East Coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine, through some of the most arresting and celebrated landscapes in America. At the age of forty-four, in the company of his friend Stephen Katz (last seen in the bestselling Neither Here nor There), Bill Bryson set off to hike through the vast tangled woods which have been frightening sensible people for three hundred years. Ahead lay almost 2,200 miles of remote mountain wilderness filled with bears, moose, bobcats, rattlesnakes, poisonous plants, disease-bearing tics, the occasional chuckling murderer and - perhaps most alarming of all - people whose favourite pastime is discussing the relative merits of the external-frame backpack. Facing savage weather, merciless insects, unreliable maps and a fickle companion whose profoundest wish was to go to a motel and watch The X-Files, Bryson gamely struggled through the wilderness to achieve a lifetime's ambition - not to die outdoors.

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The funniest travel writer in the world takes a hike.

BILL BRYSON was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. He settled in England in 1977, where he lived for many years with his English wife and four children before moving with his family to America. In 2003 the Brysons came back to England where they intend to remain.

General Fields

  • : 9780552997027
  • : Transworld Publishers
  • : 0.236
  • : February 1998
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2010
  • : October 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bill Bryson
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 917.304929
  • : 350
  • : Travel writing
  • : map