The Road to Little Dribbling
Front cover of the European paperback edition.
|8 October 2015|
|Media type||Hardcover, E-book|
|Preceded by||Notes From a Small Island|
The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes From a Small Island is a humorous travel book by American author Bill Bryson, first published in 2015.
Twenty years after the publication of Notes From a Small Island, Bryson makes another journey around Great Britain to see what has changed. In the opening chapters he notes that the straight line distance from Bognor Regis on the south coast to Cape Wrath in Scotland is the longest straight line one can travel in the UK without crossing any part of the sea. He calls this the Bryson Line and it serves as a rough basis for the route he travels in the book, concentrating mainly on places that he didn't visit in Notes from a Small Island.
The U.K. cover depicts The Jolly Fisherman of Skegness, skipping with the Seven Sisters in the background. Both of these are iconic images of British sea-side culture and landscape, although geographically distant from one another.
The book has received mixed reviews.
In 2018, Dutch travel writer Jeroen Vogel became the first person to walk the "Bryson Line" from Bognor Regis to Cape Wrath. He wrote In Britain: The Long Path to Cape Wrath about his foot journey. Vogel feels that Bill Bryson didn't know what to do with him as Bryson had committed himself to a group of American expats walking the equivalent of the line's length at the same time.
- Johnston, Neil (4 March 2020). "Skegness is bracing for loss of Jolly Fisherman mascot". The Times. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
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