If Walls Could Talk

An Intimate History of the Home
Product Number: EB00637251
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780802712721
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Description

From the Joint Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces and BBC Television series including Lucy Worsley: Mozart's London Odyssey and Six Wives with Lucy Worsley, available on Netflix."Worsley is a thoughtful, charming, often hilarious guide to life as it was lived, from the mundane to the esoteric." -The Boston GlobeWhy did the flushing toilet take two centuries to catch on? Why did medieval people sleep sitting up? When were the two "dirty centuries"? Why, for centuries, did rich people fear fruit? In her brilliantly and creatively researched book, Lucy Worsley takes us through the bedroom, bathroom, living room, and kitchen, covering the history of each room and exploring 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 masturbating, getting dressed to getting married-providing a compelling account of how the four rooms of the home have evolved from medieval times to today, charting revolutionary changes in society.

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Author(s): Lucy Worsley
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Feb 28, 2012

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Author(s): Lucy Worsley
Narrator(s): Anne Flosnik
Genre: History
Product Number DD4396
Released: May 28, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452607887
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Author(s): Lucy Worsley
Narrator(s): Anne Flosnik
Genre: History
Product Number Z100093171
Released: Jun 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452627885

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