Histories of the Unexpected
What links zebras to the Second World War? What connects partying to mental illness in Victorian Britain? And what ties the bed to the expansion of the British empire? This revolutionary and fun new book, the brainchild of Dr Sam Willis and Professor James Daybell, reveals how everything, from beds and bubbles to sleep and signatures, has a history. The book is based on the Histories of the Unexpected podcast. Read our interview with the authors on page 81.