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Monday, February 21, 2005

Snapped: Bill Bryson at the Valhalla, Sydney

Bill Bryson at a Gleebooks author talk at the Valhalla in Sydney.

Generally known as the witty author of numerous travel books, Bryson is currently touring to promote his latest book, A Brief History of Nearly Everything--a layman's guide to the Big Bang and the start of the Universe.

Looking remarkably cool in a velvet jacket despite the Sydney humidity, Bill read us chapters from various works, told us his 11 rules to make the world a better place, and generally won us over with his English humour and charm.

Recently he was asked to submit written answers to a WH Smith Q&A feature...

Q. What would you like people to be saying about you 100 years from now?

A. ... and the amazing thing is he's still sexually active.
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posted by Anonymous on 2/21/2005 11:59:00 pm


  • At 2/27/2005 3:25 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Excellent - love that clever (and perhaps hopeful?) response.

  • At 3/02/2005 7:54 pm, Blogger Niki said…

    I went to his book signing in Melbourne last week. I absolutely adore the man, and managed to stutter out to him that I really admire his research skills. He stopped, paused from signing his 7000th book and said sincerely 'Why, thank you very much!'. Even if it was only for a second, I think I made an impression. It just made my day! I was smiling all afternoon.
    PS - And I just love the fact that Melbourne is his favourite Australian city!! ;-P

  • At 3/05/2005 6:46 am, Blogger Ms One Boobie said…

    Interesting answer..! But how many can honestly have this kinda answer..??? hehehhe!!


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