If Walls Could Talk: An intimate history of the home

Lucy Worsley

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Published: 5th Jan '12

£12.99

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.

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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.

Additional information

Weight 0.31 kg
Dimensions 22 × 126 × 198 mm
Page Count 368