Mother Tongue: The Story of the English Language

Mother Tongue: The Story of the English Language

by Bill Bryson

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ISBN-13: 9780141040080
Publisher: Viking Penguin
Publication date: 09/28/2009
Pages: 269
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Bill Bryson (1951) is an American author of books on travel, language, and science. Bryson moved to the UK in 1973 and remained there until 1995. He began his writing career as a journalist and published his first book in 1985. He gained notoriety in 1995 with his book about England titled Notes from a Small Island. In 1998 he published A Walk in the Wood about hiking the Appalachian Trail. The book was adapted into a movie of the same name in 2015.

Hometown:

Hanover, New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

1951

Place of Birth:

Des Moines, Iowa

Education:

B.A., Drake University, 1977

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