If Walls Could Talk

If Walls Could Talk

An Intimate History of the Home

Book - 2012
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"Why did the flushing toilet take two centuries to catch on? 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.
Publisher: New York : Walker, 2012
ISBN: 9780802779953
Branch Call Number: 392.36 Wo
Description: xv, 351 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Intimate history of the home


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Sep 17, 2012

Really enjoyed this read. I found it very educational and easy to read. Wld recommend.

Aug 08, 2012

wonderful, fascinating book!

PickyReader Jul 24, 2012

Shallow, childish and occasionally school-boy scatological. Many other much more enjoyable and informative books with better illustrations available.

hgeng63 Jun 24, 2012

Repetitive; still it does tell you what you'd want to know.

Jun 18, 2012

Interesting factoids abound but the book rambles on sometimes, only to very abruptly return to a previous topic.


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