He takes us on a journey through his house, room by room. As we wander with him, he considers how each has featured in the evolution of private life. His lively, inquisitive mind takes us through the histories of the hall, kitchen, scullery and larder, the fuse box, the drawing room, dining room, cellar, study, garden, bedroom, bathroom, nursery, and more.
In these pages, the beloved Bill Bryson gives us a fascinating history of the modern home, taking us on a room-by-room tour through his own house and using each room to explore the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted. As he takes us through the history of our modern comforts, Bryson demonstrates that whatever happens in the world eventually ends up in our home, in the paint, the pipes, the pillows, and every item of furniture. Bryson has one of the liveliest, most inquisitive minds on the planet, and his sheer prose fluency makes At Home one of the most entertaining books ever written about private life.