If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home

If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home

Lucy Worsley


Why did the flushing bathroom take centuries to seize on? Why did Samuel Pepys by no means supply his mistresses an orgasm? Why did medieval humans sleep sitting up? while have been the 2 "dirty centuries"? Why did fuel lights reason Victorian women to faint? Why, for hundreds of years, did humans worry fruit? these kinds of questions should be replied during this juicy, stinky, and actually intimate background of domestic existence. Lucy Worsley takes us during the bed room, rest room, front room, and kitchen, overlaying the architectural background of every room, yet targeting what humans really did in mattress, within the tub, on the desk, and on the range. From sauce-stirring to breast-feeding, teeth-cleaning to masturbation, getting dressed to getting married, this booklet will make you notice your house with new eyes.

Praise for If partitions may perhaps Talk:

"Dr. Lucy Worsley charts the evolution of the British domestic … It's a desirable journey."-Daily Mail (UK )

"Anecdotes, jokes and engaging evidence come thick and quick … Worsley's eye for quirky element is so compelling you quick end up gripped through the main not going subjects."-Mail on Sunday (UK )

"Saucy intimacies and salacious secrets and techniques … i used to be glued."-Country Life (UK )

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