Transworld to publish new Bill Bryson book in October

Transworld to publish new Bill Bryson book in October

Bill Bryson returns this year with a new book, to be published in October by Transworld.

THE BODY: A Guide for Occupants “is an extraordinary exploration of the human body which will have you marvelling at the form you occupy”. The successor to 2010's A Short History of Nearly Everything, it will “help you understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up”, according to the publisher. 

Bryson said: “We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us. What I learned is that we are infinitely more complex and wondrous, and often more mysterious, than I had ever suspected. There really is no story more amazing than the story of us.” 

Bryson has sold 9.8 million books for £81m since 1998, and A Short History of Nearly Everything has shifted 1.95 million copies for £18.2m across all editions, according to Neilsen BookScan. 

THE BODY: A Guide for Occupants will be published by Transworld on 3rd October 2019 and in the US and Canada by Doubleday on 15th October 2019 and is now available to pre-order.