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At home : a short history of private life

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: London : Black Swan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Black Swan ed.View all editions and formats
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SOCIAL & CULTURAL HISTORY. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Bryson
ISBN: 9780552772556 0552772550 9780552777353 0552777358
OCLC Number: 773026995
Notes: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2010.
Formerly CIP.
Awards: Shortlisted for Galaxy National Book Awards: Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2010.
Description: 700 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: The year --
The setting --
The hall --
The kitchen --
The scullery and larder --
The fusebox --
The drawing room --
The dining room --
The cellar --
The passage --
The study --
The garden --
The plum room --
The stairs --
The bedroom --
The bathroom --
The dressing room --
The nursery --
The attic.
Responsibility: 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  Read more...

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