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Top 40 Book Club : 2011
32 33 Once again, Bill Bryson takes us on a trivia filled historical tour, this time focusing on inventions of domestic life from the 1800s to now. Bryson starts each chapter with a discussion of a particular room in his own home, then moves around through time and places exploring various aspects of home life over the past 200 years. Bryson’s historical travels weave together several tangents and offshoots, which take the reader on a journey of fascinating facts about everyday and not- so-everyday household items. Snappy historical anecdotes and smatterings of wry humor litter his essays, on topics ranging from architecture and corsets to wax candles and childbirth. A great read for those interested in historical trivia or those who just want to ‘dip in’ every now and then to be able to share historical tidbits with others. ‘ . .. Bryson’s historical travels weave together several tangents and offshoots, which take the reader on a journey ... aT homE // bill bryson // Book cluB reads Top