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Happy 60th Birthday Bill Bryson

Dear Reader,

Today we celebrate Bill Bryson, happy 60th birthday!

I mentioned Bill earlier on diablog here and his excellent writing about the English language.

The Mother Tongue cannot be recommended often enough.

Also great is his book A Short History of Nearly Everything.

Bill wrote this popular book as a non-scientist. And he admits to have made a few mistakes. He also supports the correction of his mistakes, you can find them here: http://errata.wikidot.com/0767908171
Today, Bill Bryson is the Chancellor of Durham University, a position he “inherited” from another one of my favorite renaissance men, Sir Peter Ustinov.

Stay curious,

Engine Room