Thursday, November 18, 2010

A History of the Home

I'm currently reading Bill Bryson's, "At Home: A Short History of Private Life." Bryson is best known for his work, "A Short History of Nearly Everything" and his new tome does not disappoint.

In "At Home" Bryson examines the history and development of the home over the ages by taking us on a tour of his English home and investigating the history behind each room as well as examining everyday objects such as the salt and pepper shaker and revealing the colorful past of these everyday staples.

I enjoyed Bryson's quirky sense of curiosity and the way he reveals the purpose and sometimes folly behind our living spaces.

While the text tends to be a little dry, I highly recommend reading this book yourself. Not only is it an interesting read, but it can provide many conversational topics at your next dinner party!

Purchase your copy here!

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