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

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October 2010
This literary horn-of-plenty is brimming with an astonishing amount of information, all related with Bryson's trademark clarity and humor. To read this is to embark on a wonderfully meandering journey through history, sociology, science, and more. The thread that connects it all is Bryson's own house. He guides us through his home, a charming former church rectory in a small English village. His kitchen, for example, inspires writing on the rise of tea as a favored beverage, the huge portions consumed by Victorian diners, the grueling work expected of servants, and even the use of imported ice as a food preservative. Enjoy the tour! -- Christopher Rose, Andover Bookstore, Andover, MA

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Product Details ISBN-10: 0552772550
ISBN-13: 9780552772556
Published: Black Swan Books, Limited, 05/01/2011
Language: English


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