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If Walls Could Talk (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 01/04/2011
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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 will be answered in this juicy, smelly and truly intimate history of home life. Lucy Worsley takes us through the bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen, covering the architectural history of each room, but concentrating on 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.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571259526
Weight: 763 g
Dimensions: 241 x 165 x 33 mm

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“A fascinating read!”

I bought this book because I watched the series on television. I find that I can't help but be drawn in to anything to do with the home. We all have one (or most of us do) and, whether it's a mansion or one... More

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