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At Home A Short History of Private Life

ISBN-10: 0767919394
ISBN-13: 9780767919395
Edition: N/A
Authors: Bill Bryson
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/4/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on December 8, 1951. In 1973, Bryson went backpacking in England, where he eventually decided to settle. He wrote for the English newspapers The Times and The Independent, as well as supplementing his income by writing travel articles. Bryson moved back to the States in 1995. His first travel book, The Lost Continent, chronicles a trip in his mother's Chevy around small town America. Since then, he has written several more travelogues about the U. K. and the U. S., including bestsellers, A Walk in the Woods, I'm A Stranger Here Myself, and In a Sunburned Country. His other books include: Bill Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words, Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe, Made in America, The Mother Tongue, Bill Bryson's African Diary, A Short History of Nearly Everything, At Home: A Short History of Private Life, Walk About, and Seeing Further: The Story of Science, Discovery, the Genius of the Royal Society.

Introduction
The Year
The Setting
The Hall
The Kitchen
The Scullery And Larder
The Fuse Box
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
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Illustration Credits
Index

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