If Walls Could Talk: An intimate history of the home


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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 – 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.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004U4RXRK
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Faber & Faber; Main edition (1 April 2011)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
File size ‏ : ‎ 18189 KB
Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
Print length ‏ : ‎ 373 pages

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Customers find the content fascinating and full of Tudor and Stuart detail. They also describe the writing style as very readable, bright, interesting, and amusing. Readers describe the reading experience as great with lots of interesting facts.

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