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This is the kind of book you read aloud to your friends and loved ones.
My favorite aspect of this book is the way in which Bryson intertwines British and American history into the story of his own residence, a historic English parsonage.
Bill Bryson is one of my favorite authors, and I've read most of his books and enjoyed them.
I came on Bill Bryson a few weeks ago, never having heard of him previously. Just took a 'punt' that the book I chose would be readable. I couldn't put it down, once I started. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Don Peterkin
A great way to introduce history, he has a knack for this. Perhaps not as humorous as some of his other books but very entertaining nonetheless!Published 4 days ago by Ruby Guthrie
He jumps all over the place and sometimes you can get lost on why the discussion is relevant to the room (Chapter) that you are in. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Karen
This is a broad ranging view of life as it has been lived over centuries in England and the Western world. Fascinating! I learned a lot. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Like ALL Bryson books, it is a must-read. Full of information, FACKS AND DETAILS IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ELSEWHEREPublished 8 days ago by doninark
Travel through a grand house and open each door into a world of why, and how we came to have what we have. This book covered so much more than the objects found within. Read morePublished 9 days ago by James Crowell
I learned something new on every page. Fascinating History was opened up to me like never before
I first bought it for my kindle, then decided I wanted a paper book so I... Read more
Bryson is interesting and funny. This is a great listen for a long road trip. Can't recommend Bill Bryson highly enough and this is one of his most engaging reads/listens.Published 13 days ago by Anna
Sounds like a boring concept, but fascinating book. The chapter on stairs is fascinating!!!! I'm a huge fan of Bryson and this book is one of my favorites.Published 13 days ago by Rxrunner