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  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
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Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of: centuries of people quietly going about their daily business. This inspired him to start a journey around his own house, an old rectory in Norfolk, considering how the ordinary things in life came to be.

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  • By Rachel on 05-22-12

A delight to repeat listen

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Reviewed: 07-13-16

A delightful book with curiosities to cherish. Search on Google for the light bulb dress.