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At Home

A Short History of Private Life

by Bill Bryson

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What does history really consists of? Centuries of people quietly going about their daily business - sleeping, eating, having sex, endeavouring to get comfortable.

And where did all these normal activities take place?

At home.

This was the thought that inspired Bill Bryson to start a journey around the rooms of his own house, an 1851 Norfolk rectory, to consider how the ordinary things in life came to be. And what he discovered are surprising connections to anything from the Crystal Palace to the Eiffel Tower, from scurvy to body-snatching,from bedbugs to the Industrial Revolution, and just about everything else that has ever happened, resulting in one of the most entertaining and illuminating books ever written about the history of the way we live.


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Publisher: Transworld

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  • ISBN: 9781409095545
  • Release date: May 27, 2010

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  • ISBN: 9781409095545
  • File size: 2774 KB
  • Release date: May 27, 2010

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What does history really consists of? Centuries of people quietly going about their daily business - sleeping, eating, having sex, endeavouring to get comfortable.

And where did all these normal activities take place?

At home.

This was the thought that inspired Bill Bryson to start a journey around the rooms of his own house, an 1851 Norfolk rectory, to consider how the ordinary things in life came to be. And what he discovered are surprising connections to anything from the Crystal Palace to the Eiffel Tower, from scurvy to body-snatching,from bedbugs to the Industrial Revolution, and just about everything else that has ever happened, resulting in one of the most entertaining and illuminating books ever written about the history of the way we live.


Expand title description text
Publisher: Transworld

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781409095545
  • Release date: May 27, 2010

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781409095545
  • File size: 2774 KB
  • Release date: May 27, 2010

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