Books interview with Sam Willis and James Daybell: “Everything has a history. And we mean absolutely everything”

Sam and James talk to Ellie Cawthorne about their new book, which tells the eye-opening stories behind ordinary objects and everyday occurrences – from chimneys to dreams

Historians Sam Willis (left) and James Daybell. "We challenged ourselves to write the histories of things we weren't necessarily even sure had a history," says Willis. (Photo by David Hampton for BBC History Magazine)

This article was first published in the October 2018 edition of BBC History Magazine

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