If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home

Author(s): Lucy Worsley


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? This title answers these questions.


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A fascinating look at how people really lived, loved and died over the centuries

Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces, based at Hampton Court. She also regularly appears on radio and television, on BBC1's The One Show, as well as Timewatch and other history programmes. Lucy is the author of Courtiers: The Secret History of Kensington Palace and Cavalier: A Tale of Chivalry, Passion and Great Houses. Please drop in at www.lucyworsley.com for more information.

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  • : 9780571259540
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : 0.305
  • : November 2011
  • : 198mm X 126mm X 24mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lucy Worsley
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 392.3
  • : 368
  • : Illustrations (some col.)