The Facts on File dictionary of troublesome words / by Bill Bryson.Material type: TextPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Facts on File, c1984Description: 173 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 0871968894; 9780871968890Subject(s): English language -- Usage -- Dictionaries | English language -- RhetoricDDC classification: 428/.003 LOC classification: PE1460 | .B78 1984
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Bibliography: p. 167-168.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsBill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa on December 8, 1951. In 1973, he went backpacking in England, where he eventually decided to settle. He wrote for the English newspapers The Times and The Independent, as well as supplementing his income by writing travel articles.
He moved back to the United States in 1995. His first travel book, The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America, was published in 1989. His other books include I'm a Stranger Here Myself, In a Sunburned Country, Bill Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words, Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe, Made in America, The Mother Tongue, Bill Bryson's African Diary, A Short History of Nearly Everything, At Home: A Short History of Private Life, Walk About, and Seeing Further: The Story of Science, Discovery, the Genius of the Royal Society. A Walk in the Woods was adapted into a movie starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte.
Bryson's titles, The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain, Notes from a Small Island and Neither Here Nor There made the New York Times bestseller list in 2016.
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