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User Review  - SESchend - LibraryThing

An interesting read and fun, though frustrating from a writing standpoint. Were it not for Bill Bryson already being a brand author, this book would never have seen the light of day (in my opinion ... Read full review

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User Review  - marshapetry - LibraryThing

Excellent, easy to read book, and Bryson is an excellent audiobook narrator. I haven't been particularly fond of Bryson's books before but I gave this a shot based on a friend's recommendation and it ... Read full review

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User Review  - DLMorrese - LibraryThing

Bill Bryson lives in a former Victorian parsonage in England. In this book, he uses each of the rooms in his old house as a starting point for a bit of history about technology, culture, and architecture. It makes for an enjoyable and informative read. Read full review

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User Review  - akblanchard - LibraryThing

Bill Bryson uses his nineteenth century house, a former rectory, as a springboard for discussing all manner of tangentially-related domestic inventions and situations. He specializes in resurrecting ... Read full review

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User Review  - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing

Yet another great piece of work by Bryson. I first came across the writing of Bryson when a magazine article told me "The Lost Continent" was a book I had to read before I died. Not wanting to upset ... Read full review

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User Review  - richjj - LibraryThing

This reminded me of Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything, which I really loved. I feel like I have a lot to learn from social/cultural history and was really excited about this book, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - LibraryCin - LibraryThing

3.75 stars In this book, Bill Bryson looks at the history of domestic life, including architecture, furniture, servants, food, electricity, and much more. He goes room-by-room to address various ... Read full review

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User Review  - porges - LibraryThing

I was more than a little disappointed by how Anglo-American centric the history of the home apparently is, but it's still a Bill Bryson book. Read full review

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User Review  - fromthecomfychair - LibraryThing

Chocked full of facts, very readable, but only tangentially about the home. Still, glad I read it, and would recommend. Read full review

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User Review  - siri51 - LibraryThing

wide ranging, hugely interesting, too long, love his sense of the ironic, absurd, unexpected or amazing trivia Read full review


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