I love them all but my all time favourite is
which I bought from Audible. Bill narrates it himself which adds to it's charm. Here's what Audible says about it -
Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of: centuries of people quietly going about their daily business. This inspired him to start a journey around his own house, an old rectory in Norfolk, considering how the ordinary things in life came to be. Along the way, he researched the history of anything and everything, from architecture to electricity, from food preservation to epidemics, from the spice trade to the Eiffel Tower, from crinolines to toilets. And he discovered that there is a huge amount of history, interest and excitement - and even a little danger - lurking in the corners of every home.
It is a fascinating and very entertaining read.
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I just love these book plates very kindly shared by Catherine at Gingham Cherry. She also shares a file for matching book marks.
Thank you so much Catherine. They are wonderful.