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If Walls Could Talk

An intimate history of the home

January 5, 2012 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780571259540
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Description

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.

About this Author

Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces, based at Hampton Court. She also regularly appears on radio and television, on BBC1's The One Show, as well as Timewatch and other history programmes. Lucy is the author of Courtiers: The Secret History of Kensington Palace and Cavalier: A Tale of Chivalry, Passion and Great Houses.

ISBN: 9780571259540
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 368
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Published: 2012-01-05

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