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At Home

A Short History of Private Life

At Home( )
Author: Bryson, Bill
ISBN:978-0-375-43431-0
Publication Date:Jan 1998
Publisher:Random House Large Print
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $54.99
Book Description:

From one of the most beloved authors of our  time--more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone--a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home. "Houses aren't refuges from history. They are where history ends up."   Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Romans decamped. Yet one day, he began to...
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Book Details
Pages:784
Detailed Subjects: Architecture / Buildings / Residential
History / Social History
Social Science / Sociology / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.57 x 23.444 x 3.81 cm
Book Weight:1.08 Kilograms
Author Biography
Bryson, Bill (Author)
Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa on December 8, 1951. In 1973, he 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.

He moved back to the United States in 1995. His first travel book, The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America, was published in 1989. His other books include I'm a Stranger Here Myself, In a Sunburned Country, 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. A Walk in the Woods was adapted into a movie starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte.

Bryson's titles, The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain, Notes from a Small Island and Neither Here Nor There made the New York Times bestseller list in 2016.

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