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At home : a short history of private life / Bill Bryson.

Bryson, Bill. (Author).

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  • 39 of 42 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Greenwood Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 643.1 BRY (Text) 36626103135455 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780767919388
  • ISBN: 0767919386
  • Physical Description: 497 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2010]
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    • Copy Count: 1 / 5.0

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General Note: Floor plans on end papers.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [455]-475) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The year -- The setting -- The hall -- The kitchen -- The scullery and the larder -- The fusebox -- The drawing room -- The dining room -- The cellar -- The passage -- The study -- The garden -- The plum room -- The stairs -- The bedroom -- The bathroom -- The dressing room -- The nursery -- The attic.
Summary, etc.: Bryson (A Short History of Nearly Everything) takes readers on a tour of his house, a rural English parsonage, showing how each room has figured in the evolution of private life. Surprised by how little he knew of the things that made his home life so comfortable, author Bill Bryson decided to study each room in his house and discover how they came to be. Here, with trademark humor and wit, Bryson chronicles the history of domesticity.
Subject: Dwellings > Psychological aspects.
Dwellings > Environmental aspects.
Rooms > Psychological aspects.
Rooms > Environmental aspects.
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