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Concerning Craft: The Odd Hobby That Spawned My Book

The “Concerning Craft” series introduces Little Patuxent Review contributors, showcases their work and draws back the curtain to reveal a little of what went into producing it.

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Concerning Craft

Bill Bryson, Neither here not there

Una città o l’altra – Viaggi in Europa

A volte sembra che l’unico scopo di Bryson nei suoi viaggi, e nei suoi libri di viaggio, più che la scoperta di luoghi e usanze, sia la conferma di pregiudizi e luoghi comuni. 76 more words

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Shakespeare by Bill Bryson

 (7/10) I wanted to read a bio on Shakespeare and this book wasn’t very long and came highly reviewed on Amazon. It fit the bill pretty well in what I was looking for. 187 more words



Let me take a moment to blow the dust off the blog and announce that the new book is almost here. I’ve been living in a cave for the last month or so, doing DIY, only leaving to go to a wedding in Yorkshire and watch four men flounder in the grotesque spectacle of eating  a 72 ounce steak, but I’m more or less on track with… 77 more words

Travel solo, but take a book

Few days back I found myself walking again under –this time – the lighter weight of a familiar load: my blue backpack. Slightly absent minded yet ready to get carried away towards my destination by a habitual combination of metro, bus and plane, something occurred to me for the too many-eth time: I literally started to walk into life with a book in hand. 1,124 more words


Review | Shakespeare: The World as Stage, 4 Stars

This is a great introduction to the mysterious identity of William Shakespeare. Bill Bryson doesn’t make the mistake most biographers make—i.e., twisting facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts, as Sherlock Holmes might put it. 291 more words


Big questions for a Greener Britain from CPRE

This post is by Shaun Spiers, chief executive of CPRE, in advance of the Greener Britain hustings. It is also published on CPRE’s blog… 407 more words