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Description - At Home by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson applies his irrepressible curiosity, irresistible wit and masterful storytelling to deliver one of the most entertaining and illuminating books ever written about the history of the way we live. Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote a lot more time to studying battles and wars than to what history really consists of- centuries of people quietly going about their daily business eating, sleeping and merely endeavouring to get more comfortable. And that most of the key discoveries for humankind can be found in the very fabric of the houses in which we live.So he embarked on a journey around his own house, an old rectory in Norfolk, wandering from room to room to write a history of the world without leaving home . Along the way he did a prodigious amount of research on the history of anything and everything, from architecture to electricity, from crinolines to toilets. And he discovered that there is a huge amount of history, interest and excitement and even a little danger lurking in the corners of every home.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552772556
ISBN-10: 0552772550
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 132mm x 44mm)
Pages: 704
Imprint: Black Swan
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 26-May-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson's acclaimed A Short History of Nearly Everything won the Aventis Prize for Science Books and the Descartes Science Communication Prize. He is much loved for his bestselling travel books, from The Lost Continent to Notes from a Small Island and Down Under, and he has also written books about language and Shakespeare. His latest bestsellers are a memoir, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, and At Home.- A Short History of Private Life. i> u>www.billbryson.co.uk.

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