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Bill Bryson
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Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is a well-known author who has written books on travel and his experiences in everyday life. Bill was raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and fondly recalls family vacations and trips with his sportswriter father. Bill also becomes a writer and moves to England as a young man where he works for several newspapers and eventually writes books. Bill marries a nurse named Cynthia and they have four children whom they raise in England. When the time comes for the family to move from their remote country house in England for the sake of the children's education and for Bill's increasing work demands, they decide to move to America. Bill's sentimentality rises when he rediscovers long lost pleasures like baseball and he embraces his American roots even though some of his new experiences are not as pleasant as he had remembered. Bill is an admittedly a...

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