At Home: A Short History Of Private Life
- Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date:
- 26 May 2011
- History: Specific Events & Topics
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Interesting history and antidotes!
"At Home" is full of anecdotes from history, Bryson offers readers a good read. The book's organized around each room, pulling stories from different eras, it tells you how each room has evolved through the years.
An interesting and comprehensive look at both our home and the history that brought us to the homes we live in (note: this history revolves around the history of Bill's British home, so all stories eventually lead there). It is an interesting and intriguing perspective and I look forward to reading more of his books.
Another delight of a book from Bill Bryson. He has a restless curiosity about the world which he then packages into beautiful readable prose with a dash of dry good humour. While this book is ostensibly about the various rooms of a Victorian vicar's house in Norfolk, he manages to weave into the telling a wonderful array of interesting and informative facts. These facts would almost be trivia, but are made relevant by the structure of the book. I wish all the non-fiction books I read could be written by Bryson. Read June 2011.
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