Monthly Archives: October 2011

Bill Bryson, Tobias Smollett and two descriptions of the City of Durham

Anyone connected, however loosely, with Durham over the last ten years will probably have heard the following Bill Bryson quote: ‘If you have never been to Durham before, go there at once. Take my car, it’s wonderful.’ This tidy, pretty couple of sentences were lifted from Bryson’s Notes From a Small Island by the university […]

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