Harry Mount

Making Yourself At Home

At Home: A Short History of Private Life

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G K Chesterton said it was more original to drop in on your next-door neighbour unannounced than to take a trip round the world. Now Bill Bryson is taking the theory a step further. After twenty-five years of going round the world for his travel books, he has turned his eye to his immediate surroundings – more precisely the inside of his handsome rectory in Norfolk, built in 1851.

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