A Million Years in a Day


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    A Million Years in a Day

    A Curious History of Everyday Life: From the Stone Age to the Phone Age

    Greg Jenner

    Weidenfeld 2015

    Hardback 365pp

    9780297869788   Product Code: 23849

    Who invented beds? When did we start cleaning our teeth? How old are wine and beer? Traditional histories focus on wars, politics and great upheavals, neglecting the texture of everyday life. Not this book. Structured around the routines of a single day, this entertaining romp from a consultant to the BBC children's series Horrible Histories scours Roman rubbish bins, Egyptian tombs and Victorian sewers to reveal the origin and development of the rituals we take for granted.

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