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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.
This is a complete history of things we may take for granted but interface with daily. History delivered as charming anecdote and events and inventions elucidated by charming tales... Read morePublished 8 hours ago by Brian Small
A brilliant history of how we live. So many interesting things about our houses and the people that invented all the comforts we enjoy today. a must readPublished 12 hours ago by Ibas
This is a fine book to 'get away from it all', constructively. Bryson examines, sometimes going far afield, the historical aspects of the family house. Read morePublished 1 day ago by T Jeremenko
A fascinating historical look and so many aspects of our daily lives that we take for granted. Very informative and tells us a great deal how many aspects of our lives began and... Read morePublished 23 days ago by roland swanson
Never before have I experienced history to be so interesting and entertaining!Published 24 days ago by Rika Sennett
So fun and historically interesting and where we get our current sayings from.Published 24 days ago by ReneeTot
Entertaining as hell and learning a lot. I'm about a third of the way in. Glad I bought it.Published 25 days ago by david hoff