One Summer by Bill Bryson
In his latest book, Bill travels back to the American summer of 1927 and to five eventful months that changed the world for ever.
It was the summer that saw the first Atlantic crossing, the birth of talking pictures and the invention of TV. It was the peak of Al Capone's reign of terror and the beginnings of the great depression. Full of fascinating facts and a cast full of unforgettable and eccentric characters.
Bill Bryson is a national treasure and this book is a lovely gift for his fans. As one Mumsnetter says: "I don't think I ever look forward to anyone's books as much as his... they are affectionate, funny and bursting with genuinely fascinating facts."