Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book.
- Stéphane Mallarmé
William McGuire "Bill" Bryson, OBE, FRS was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. He settled in England in 1977, and worked in journalism until he became a full time writer. He lived for many years with his English wife and four children in North Yorkshire. He and his family then moved to New Hampshire in America for a few years, but they have now returned to live in the UK.
In The Lost Continent , Bill Bryson's hilarious first travel book, he chronicled a trip in his mother's Ch...more