Archive for December 31st, 2010

At Home: A Short History of Private Life. Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson
Cover of Bill Bryson

At Home: A Short History of Private LifeBill Bryson.  2010. ISBN 978-0767919388.  I am a Bryson fan. This book porportes to be about this old country house in England that he lives.  Well it becomes a story of English ( and American) homes and how they became they way they are . You also find out the genesis of  room and board and all kinds of English phrases. Along the way you find out why mens’ suit-coats have useless buttons at the bottom of the sleeves.  And a whole lot else. Just a delightful book.