Post Script: Billy Connolly’s Tracks Across America – Billy Connolly

Tracks Across America

Billy Connolly’s Tracks Across America

Billy Connolly

Hachette Australia

Sphere

ISBN: 9780751564136

 

Description:

Billy Connolly – raconteur, comedian, and irrepressible wanderer – has spent much of his life in the United States. It’s a country he knows and loves a great deal, but even someone as well-travelled as Billy can always discover knew things about such a vast nation. So he’s off on the move again, this time via the tracks of the great railroads that helped to build the country.

 

Billy’s latest adventure takes him on an epic trip through the backyard of America, tracing the routes taken by the first European settlers westwards from Chicago to California, then back down south and eastwards through Arizona, Texas, Alabama and finally New York, over 6,000 miles and 26 states later.

 

It’s a journey through a country you don’t get to see from 30,000 feet in the air – the real America of friendly people with fascinating tales to tell which not only give us an insight into their lives, but also into the life of their great homeland. And it’s a journey that couldn’t be shared with a more entertaining companion. Hope aboard and join Billy on a trip you’ll never forget.

 

 

 

My View:

Billy Connolly Fan? Arm chair traveller?  Coffee table picture book fan? This book has something for everyone.

There is even something for the true crime reader fan – (p.266) The Murder Dolls: CSI Miniature 🙂   This section is fascinating – all about the dioramas of violent and brutal crimes designed by Frances Glessner Lee for student medical examiners to practice their skills, fascinating!

 

This book is just full of surprises.  I love listening to accents – and as I read this I hear Billy Connolly’s beautiful Scottish accent, in fact I think this would make a great audio book and I picture the sparkle in his eyes but I digress… this book is full of surprises, wonderful images of people and places that are equal to any seen in photographic displays or wall art on contemporary spaces, pictures of the everyday and the extraordinary. Old faces, young faces, buildings, panoramas… there are stories behind each image.

 

This is a delightful entertaining read full of the most amazing photography!

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12 thoughts on “Post Script: Billy Connolly’s Tracks Across America – Billy Connolly

  1. He writes humorous & educational travel stories. He wrote a book on his trip to Australia, called In A Sunburned Country. It’s a terrific read. If you get around to it, I’d love to hear your thoughts on ir.

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