December 1 · 7:00 PM
Chuck & Diana's House
HOPEFULLY A MINOR CHANGE HERE. LAST MINUTE PROBLEMS FORCE ME TO CHANGE THE DATE TO THURSDAY NIGHT AT 7:00PM. I HOPE THIS DOES NOT CAUSE TOO MANY PROBLEMS FOR THOSE WHO MAY ATTEND. THANKS!
Everyone enjoyed the change of pace in reading choices so much last month that we have continued this month in a similar vein by choosing Bill Bryson's "Notes from a Small Island."
"Before his return to the U.S. after a 20-year residence in England, journalist Bryson (Made in America) embarked on a farewell tour of his adopted homeland. His trenchant, witty and detailed observations of life in a variety of towns and villages will delight Anglophiles. Traveling only on public transportation and hiking whenever possible, Bryson wandered along the coast through Bournemouth and neighboring villages that reinforced his image of Britons as a people who rarely complain and are delighted by such small pleasures as a good tea. In Liverpool, the author's favorite English city, he visited the Merseyside Maritime Museum to experience its past as a great port. Interweaving descriptions of landscapes and everyday encounters with shopkeepers, pub customers and fellow travelers, Bryson shares what he loves best about the idiosyncrasies of everyday English life in this immensely entertaining travel memoir."