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by Bryson, Bill

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Overview

TitleDown under : travels in a sunburned country
Author / Responsible partyBryson, Bill
CollectionNonfiction
GenreVoyages.
TopicsBryson, Bill -- Travel -- Australia. Australia--Description and travel. Australia -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
RestrictionsYes
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA],
Published2017.

Summary

It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life - a large portion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere else. Ignoring such dangers - and yet curiously obsessed by them - Bill Bryson journeyed to Australia and promptly fell in love with the country. And who can blame him? The people are cheerful, extrovert, quick-witted and unfailingly obliging: their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water; the food is excellent; the beer is cold and the sun nearly always shines. Life doesn't get much better than this...

Additional Information

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System control numberS12685
Original Print PublisherMilsons Point, N.S.W. : Random House Australia, 2000.
NarratorWilliam Roberts.
Narrator NameWilliam Roberts.
Participant or performer noteWilliam Roberts.
Narrators GenderMale narrator