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A Million Years in a Day: A Curious History of Daily Life

Greg Jenner

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Prose: non-fiction, General & world history, Social & cultural history, Humour

A popular history of everyday life and social rituals, from the Stone Age to the phone age, brought to you by the chief nerd to the HORRIBLE HISTORIES TV series

'A wonderful idea, gloriously put into practice. Greg Jenner as is witty as he is knowledgeable' - Tom Holland

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, 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.

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Greg Jenner

Greg Jenner is a public historian, broadcaster, and author, and an Honorary Research Associate at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he does some occasional teaching. He is the Historical Consultant to BBC's Emmy & multiple BAFTA award-winning HORRIBLE HISTORIES, and was a key member of the team on HORRIBLE HISTORIES: THE MOVIE - ROTTEN ROMANS. He is the host of the BBC comedy podcast You're Dead To Me!, is a regular voice on BBC Radio 4, and his TV appearances include BBC2's THE GREAT HISTORY QUIZ and INSIDE VERSAILLES. His first book A MILLION YEARS IN A DAY was a UK number 1 audiobook bestseller and was translated into nine languages.

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