I really enjoyed reading this book and felt smarter afterwards due to all the interesting facts! A great book that you can dip in and out of really easily. highly recommend!
A Million Years in a Day: A Curious History of Daily Life
A Paperback edition by Greg Jenner (Jun 2, 2016)
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Short Description: Every day, from the moment our alarm clock wakes us in the morning until our head hits our pillow at night, we all take part in rituals that are millennia old.... Read more
Every day, from the moment our alarm clock wakes us in the morning until our head hits our pillow at night, we all take part in rituals that are millennia old.
In this gloriously entertaining romp through human history - featuring new updates for the paperback edition - BBC Horrible Histories consultant Greg Jenner explores the hidden stories behind these daily routines.
This is not a story of politics, wars or great events, instead Greg Jenner has scoured Roman rubbish bins, Egyptian tombs and Victorian sewers to bring us the most intriguing, surprising and sometimes downright silly nuggets from our past. It is a history of all those things you always wondered - and many you have never considered. It is the story of our lives, one million years in the making.
"A wonderful idea, gloriously put into practice. Greg Jenner is as witty as he is knowledgeable" - Tom Holland
"You will love Greg Jenner's jolly account of how we have more in common with our ancestors than we might think ...all human life is here, amusingly conveyed in intriguing nuggets of gossipy historical anecdote" - Daily Mail
- Greg Jenner
- Orion Publishing Co , Weidenfeld & Nicolson
- Publication date
- Jun 2, 2016
- Product dimensions
- 128 x 199 x 24mm
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A Million Years in a Day by Greg Jenner- A funny and informative read.
If you like Horrible Histories (and who doesn't?) then you will love this book! It's very easy to read and laugh out loud funny. I usually dib into history books depending on what I've seen on the TV or if I need to look something up, but 'A Million Years in a Day' reads like a novel and makes you want to keep on reading. I've found myself going about my daily business quoting excepts from the book and I feel a bit like a QI elf. Topics such as 'Did a Greek reek?''; 'I'll have what she's having' and 'A Medieval Wonderbra?' are intriguing and this book helps you to realise that people are just human where ever or when ever they are from.