Since it's Christmas, and it is sooooo easy to buy books for the Kindle, here's another one for you.
This is a wonderfully accessible take on a fascinating area of social history; the Chronicler and I have been exchanging brilliant gems of information as we've both been reading it on our respective Kindles.
Who knew that the perfect overbite, so beloved of modern dentists, only appeared in western populations about 250 years ago? Coinciding with the adoption of the table knife to cut food up; the change has happened too quickly for it to be evolution. Or that in 1885, Marshall's Patent Freezer was making ice cream in 5 minutes - way faster than most modern kitchens can manage today?
A great book for quoting from over the Christmas dinner table!