ISBN 9780552772556,At Home

At Home


Bill Bryson


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9780552772556

ISBN-10 0552772550


Number of Pages 259 Pages
Language (English)

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At Home: A Short History of A Lifetime by Bill Bryson is a description of domestic life. First published in 2010, the book covers various topics like geography, economy, and economics that goes into each room of a house. Bryson describes how the entire world fits into what is called the home. He considers visiting every room and noting down the significance of it. The author starts with the hall, by detailing the architecture, doors, windows, chimneys, etc. Then, he moves on to the kitchen, elaborating the importance of nutrition, the technology involved in food processing, the spice trade, and the food habits of people. In this way, Bryson continues to describe the bedroom, the bathroom, the drawing room, the dining room, the hallway, the cellar, the attic, the garden, the plum room, the dressing room, the nursery, and many other rooms that are typically found in a Victorian rectory. In short, this book is loaded with information about the history of each part of the house. Bill Bryson, who was born in 1951, is a writer of travel books. His other popular works include A Walk in the Woods, The Lost Continent, Mother Tongue, Made in America, and A Really Short History of Nearly Everything. While Bryson was in the United Kingdom, he briefly worked as a journalist before becoming a full-time writer. The author's books describe his trips to places like Europe, Africa and Australia. His book Notes from A Small Island won the 2003 World National Book Poll. Bryson is also the winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Descartes Prize for Science Communication.