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One of the UK's favourite personalities, Billy Connolly was born on 24 November, 1942 in Glasgow and is often cited as one of the best stand-up comedians of all time. He started his career as folk singer with the Humblebums with Gerry Rafferty before embarking on a solo career and then becoming a comedian.
Active and in the public eye since 1965, Billy Connolly has written three plays during his successful, long and varied career and after also working as an actor and documentary presenter, many of his books tie in with his popular TV shows.
Billy Connolly Books
In this companion to the hit TV series Tracks Across America, Billy Connolly travels the United States via some of the nation's greatest railroads.
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With a clear love for the nation shining through, Billy describes his experiences with great insight and humour. Travelling on the railroads that built the country, he heads from Chicago to California (the route the first European settlers undertook) before heading south and eastwards through Arizona, Alabama and ending in New York.
In a journey of over 6,000 miles and 26 states, Billy introduces a number of US residents who have seen so many things and are more than happy to provide an insight into their lives and the pride they share in their homeland.
Billy tells us the gripping story of his adventures in some of the remotest parts of the world. In the summer of 2008 Billy Connolly set sail on a ten-week journey from ocean to ocean: from the Atlantic to the Pacific, by way of the North West Passage -- a fabled route deep within the Arctic Circle that has thwarted explorers and fortune-hunters for centuries. For Cook, Drake and countless other adventurers, the North West Passage was an alluring but impossible journey, a trial of unparallelled physical and mental strength, a haunting and fascinating wilderness. Today the melting of the polar icecaps makes it accessible for the first time. Billy's adventure embraces a memorable mix of bizarre encounters, Hemingway-esque characters, incredible wildlife, forgotten languages, big-game hunting and all-night carousing under the midnight sun.
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The best-loved comedian in Britain heads off on the most famous highway in the world on an unforgettable journey. Having always dreamed about taking a trip on the legendary Route 66, Billy Connolly is finally heading off on the ride of a lifetime. Travelling all 2,488 miles of this epic road, known as 'The Main Street of America', the Big Yin will share the experiences of the countless travellers who have taken the journey before him. The tales he'll gather on the way, from the skyscrapers of Chicago through the Wild West badlands of Oklahoma and Texas, and on to the beaches of the Pacific coast, will tell the story of modern America. And they might just inspire a few readers to get on their bikes as well. With his unrivalled instinct for a good story, and the affability that has endeared him to millions of fans, Billy is the ultimate companion for the ultimate road trip.
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