At Home: A Short History of Private Life

  • Type: Ebooks
  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Mari G.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780385533591
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Who knew whales are connected to the history of lighting?

Bill Bryson lives in a former church rectory built 150 years ago in country-esque England. Best known for his books on travel and the English language, this hearty tome tackles just how the whole notion of feeling “at home” got started. He skips through the origins of the kitchen to the fuse box to the actual uses of the bidet bedchamber in England with eager curiosity. To say that Mr. Bryson has a way of making history bend to his quirky style of thinking would be an understatement. This grand (in length) home book is sure to make you laugh out loud and to stir up interest in the history of the nooks and crannies of your own home.