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At HomeBy Bill Bryson

In a Nutshell

At Home takes you on a tour of the modern home, using each room as occasion to reminisce about the history of its tradition, enlightening us with how the amenities and comforts of everyday life we now take for granted have come to be.

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It is always quietly thrilling to find yourself looking at a world you know well but have never seen from such an angle before.

Bill Bryson

Introduction

Of all the places we know in the world, our home might seem like the least exciting.

But in fact the modern home is a wonder, the culmination of dozens of complex historical processes.

Bill Bryson is a bestselling travel author known for his book and television series Notes from a Small Island.

In this book, Bryson provides a historic sketch of private life, taking us through what happens behind those precious four walls we call home.

With his trademark humorous and accessible style, the author takes you on a tour of his house, telling a story in each room about how it grew into the purpose we know today.

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