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History of the World in 100 Modern Objects

Francesca Hornak

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  • Francesca Hornak's hugely popular Sunday Times Style section column, now available as a book

  • Light, amusing caricatures of middle-class life seen through the objects we all fetishise

  • Crisp, graphic illustrations make this a lovely-looking gift package

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    Product Description

    Since Spring 2013, Francesca Hornak has been writing a hugely popular column in the Sunday Times Style section, 'History of the World in 100 Modern Objects'. Featuring a different iconic object each week, the column explores contemporary middle-class life through the objects we fetishise. Each column is a little vignette about a different character, such as Izzy, who's 26 and interns at Kelly Hoppen and gets into a spat with her flatmate about a twee Oliver Bonas cake stand, Nick, 40, who's considering the safety aspects of his children's bike trailer and remembering his old DJing days, and Philippa, 64, who's tussling with her Sky TV remote after her divorce. Funny, charming and sometimes poignant, each column is an evocative slice of modern life.


    The columns are accompanied by crisp, colourful illustrations by the illustrator James Joyce, which make the book into a design object itself.

    More Information

    Imprint Portico
    ISBN 9781910232415
    Publication Date 1 Oct 2015
    Format Hardback
    Dimensions 185 x 135 mm
    Page Extent 208
    Illustrations 100 colour illustrations
    View Inside Pages No
    Author Francesca Hornak
    About the Author

    Francesca Hornak is a journalist and writer. She currently writes the History of the World in 100 Modern Objects column in the Sunday Times Style section.

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