The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes From A Small Island sees Bill Bryson broadly follow the ‘The Bryson Line’, which he has discovered is the longest journey through Britain. He starts at Bognor Regis and moves North, with the journey finishing at Cape Wrath. It seems less like a book and more like a cosy chat down the pub over a pint as Bryson draws the reader in, entertaining and teaching at the same time. The way Bryson describes situations is always entertaining, especially the imaginary conversations he has with people he encounters who displease him. The teaching comes throughout the book and Bryson always shares interesting and lesser known facts; for example, I now know about the numbering of ‘A’ and ‘B’ roads in Britain. If you’ve read anything by Bryson before, you will enjoy it; if you’ve never read anything by Bryson before, you should!
Rating (out of 5): *****