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A Short History of Nearly Everything written by Bill Bryson performed by Bill Bryson on CD (Abridged)

A Short History of Nearly Everything written by Bill Bryson performed by Bill Bryson on CD (Abridged)£9.99  -  £14.99

In A Short History of Nearly Everything, beloved author Bill Bryson confronts his greatest challenge yet: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as his territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. The result is a sometimes...

At Home - A Short History of Private Life written by Bill Bryson performed by Bill Bryson on CD (Unabridged)

At Home - A Short History of Private Life written by Bill Bryson performed by Bill Bryson on CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781408427620
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  History
Duration:  990 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Bill Bryson
Narrator 1:  Bill Bryson

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Here is Bill Bryson's entertaining and illuminating book about the history of the way we live - complete, unabridged and read by the author. 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.

Along the way, he researched the history of anything and everything, from architecture to electricity, from food preservation to epidemics, from the spice trade to the Eiffel Tower, from crinolines to toilets. And he discovered that there is a huge amount of history, interest and excitement - and even a little danger - lurking in the corners of every home.

Where A Short History of Nearly Everything was a sweeping panorama of the world, the universe and everything, At Home peers at private life through a microscope. Bryson applies the same irrepressible curiosity, irresistible wit, stylish prose, and masterful storytelling that made A Short History of Nearly Everything one of the most lauded books of the last decade.

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