An Evening with Bill Bryson OBE

Hear one of the UK’s best loved writers of non-fiction talking about travel, science, language and history interviewed by Paul Heiney, well-known broadcaster and writer.

Bill Bryson is a best-selling author whose books have sold more than 15 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages.

His bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent and Notes from a Small Island, which in a national poll was voted the book that best represents Britain, while his science book, A Short History of Nearly Everything won the 2004 Aventis Prize of the Royal Society and the Descartes Prize, the European Union’s highest literary award.

While Bill was born in Des Moines, Iowa and was raised and educated there, he has spent most of his adult life in England. Before becoming a fulltime freelance writer in 1987, he worked as a journalist, principally on The Times. From 2006 to 2012 he was president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England and has also been on the board of directors of English Heritage. In 2006 he was awarded an honorary OBE and in he has honorary degrees from Drake University and Oberlin College in America and from eleven British universities.

Tickets will include a reception drink and 3-course dinner.

This event will take place on Wednesday 24th October 2018 at The Bow, Harbour Hotel, Southampton SO14 3QT, and will be sponsored by The Bonhomie United Charity Society & Frampton Estates Ltd.

Individual tickets will cost £55 and tables of 10 £500. You can purchase tickets/tables using the registration form here. If you have any queries please email

An Evening with Bill Bryson OBE
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  • When: 24th October 2018 6:00pm
  • Where: The Bow, Harbour Hotel, SO14 3QT
  • Price: Ticket: £55 or Table (10 seats): £500