Download Audiobook At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson in English

At Home: A Short History of Private Life


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From one of the crucial beloved authors of our time—greater than six million copies of his books have been offered on this nation alone – an interesting tour into the historical past behind the place we name residence. “Homes aren’t refuges from historical past. They’re the place historical past finally ends up.” Invoice Bryson and his household reside in a Victorian parsonage in part of England the place nothing of any nice significance has occurred for the reason that Romans decamped. But at some point, he started to think about how little or no he knew in regards to the unusual issues of life as he discovered it in that comfy residence. To treatment this, he shaped the thought of journeying about his home from room to room to “write a historical past of the world with out leaving residence.” The lavatory supplies the event for a historical past of hygiene; the bed room, intercourse, dying, and sleep; the kitchen, diet and the spice commerce; and so forth, as Bryson reveals how every has fig­ured within the evolution of personal life. No matter occurs on the earth, he demonstrates, leads to our home, within the paint and the pipes and the pillows and each merchandise of furnishings. Invoice Bryson has one of many liveliest, most inquisitive minds on the planet, and he’s a grasp at turning the seemingly remoted or mundane reality into an event for probably the most diverting exposi­tion conceivable. His wit and sheer prose fluency make At Dwelling one of the crucial entertaining books ever written about non-public life.