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If walls could talk : an intimate history of the home

By: Worsley, Lucy

0571259545 / 9780571259540
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20 cm xv, 351 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.)
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Reprint. TV tie-in. Originally published: 2011.

Why did the flushing toilet take two centuries to catch on?

Why did Samuel Pepys never give his mistresses an orgasm?

Why did medieval people sleep sitting up? When were the two 'dirty centuries'? Why did gas lighting cause Victorian ladies to faint?

Why, for centuries, did people fear fruit?All these questions - and more - are answered in this juicy, truly intimate history of the home. Through the bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen, Lucy Worsley explores what people actually did in bed, in the bath, at the table, and at the stove.

From sauce-stirring to breast-feeding, teeth-cleaning to masturbation, getting dressed to getting married, this book will make you see your home with new eyes.


1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, HBJD1 British & Irish history

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