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wwsculley · 2019-12-02 · Original thread
You would love this book: At Home by Bill Bryson (

It explores history through the lens of everyday objects in the home (even fixtures like windows, and spaces like your foyer)

A little slow to start, but then it never stops entertaining

fernly · 2014-12-22 · Original thread
The creation of the ice trade is covered in entertaining detail in chapter 4 of Bill Bryson's At Home [1], including a story of how the first speculative shipload to London was held so long by Customs trying to figure out how to tax it, that most of it melted.


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