Bill Bryson

Sue Lawley's guest this week is the American travel writer Bill Bryson. His inspiration was his father; a great traveller who never quite made it to his intended destination. His best-selling books, Notes from a Small Island and The Lost Continent, chronicle his experiences of facing up to fearsome British landladies and American motels which make the Bates hotel in Psycho look inviting.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: (Sittin' On) The Dock of The Bay by Otis Redding
Book: The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson
Luxury: Basket ball and hoop, and a little hard standing

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45 minutes

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Fri 5 Feb 1999 09:00


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PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestBill Bryson

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