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 activities take place?
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.
A work of constant delight and discovery...His great skill is to make daily life simultaneously strange and familiar, and in so doing, help us to recognise ourselves. A treasure: don't leave home without it Judith Flanders Sunday Telegraph
The irresistible book by Bill Bryson which does for the history of the way we live what A Short History of Nearly Everything did for science.
Author Bill Bryson
Release Date 17.01.2012
Product type Paperback
Dimension 6.89 x 4.29 x 1.89 inches
Product Weight 13.55 ounces
A Short History of Private Life. Winner of the Wissenschaftsbuch des Jahres 2012
Seller: Dodax EU
Delivery date: between Tuesday, August 18 and Thursday, August 20
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