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At Home: A Short History of Private Life (Hardback)
  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life (Hardback)

At Home: A Short History of Private Life (Hardback)

Hardback Published: 07/11/2013
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What does history really consist 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, enhanced in this new edition by hundreds of stunning photographs and illustrations.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780857521385

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“How much??”

Great book up to usual Bryson standards but How they justify £14.30 for the price I have no idea. The hardback version with all that paper and postage is only £10!

eBook edition
12th June 2010
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It's classic Bryson, so you can depend on his humour and unique storytelling abilities to keep you interested no matter what topic he's covering, and there are MANY topics covered in this tome. I kept having... More

Paperback edition
9th September 2013
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“A great guide to history & the home”

It begins with a leaking roof & rare visit to the attic in his home, a Norfolk Rectory built in 1851.We are then taken on a guided tour through his home & history. To begin with we learn about the year &... More

Paperback edition
27th February 2014
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