Genre: Arts, History & Current Affairs
Published: 1 September 1991
Publisher: Black Swan

Neither Here nor There

by Bill Bryson


In NEITHER HERE NOR THERE, Bill brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he retraces his travels around the continent as a student twenty years previously. Whether braving the homicidal motorists of Paris, being robbed by gypsies in Florence, attempting not to order tripe and eyeballs in a German restaurant, window-shopping in the sex shops of the Reeperbahn or disputing his hotel bill in Copenhagen, Bryson takes in the sights, dissects the culture and illuminates each place and person with his hilariously caustic observations. He even goes to Liechtenstein.

"A breezy and entertaining account of what it is like to be utterly at sea in a continent most of his readers will regard as familiar" - Independent on Sunday
"Hugely funny (not snigger-snigger funny, but great-big-belly-laugh-till-you-cry funny)" - Daily Telegraph
"Undoubtedly the most enjoyable travel book of the year" - Time Out
"This is the travel book that every Inter-Rail vagrant would love to write; the Animal House of the genre" - New Statesman