About this book
Bryson's engaging history of the way we live, now in paperback. He applies his irrepressible curiosity, irresistible wit and storytelling skills to deliver this most entertaining read. It is the first major new Bryson paperback for 4 years, and is published in time for Father's Day. 'A work of constant delight and discovery. His great skill is to make daily life simultaneously strange and familiar, and in so doing, help us to recognise ourselves. A treasure: don't leave home without it' "Sunday Telegraph"
What does history really consists of? Centuries of people quietly going about their daily business - sleeping, eating, having sex, endeavouring to get comfortable. And where did all these normal activities take place? At home. This book describes the history of the way we live.