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If Walls Could Talk - An Intimate History of the Home

Lucy Worsley

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 rich people fear fruit? In her brilliantly and creatively researched book, Lucy Worsley takes us through the bedroom, bathroom, living room, and kitchen. She covers the history of each room and explores what people actually did in bed, in the bath, at the table, and at the stove-from sauce stirring to breastfeeding, teeth cleaning to masturbation, getting dressed to getting married-providing a compelling account of how the four rooms of the home have evolved from medieval times to today.

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 rich people fear fruit? In her brilliantly and creatively researched book, Lucy Worsley takes us through the bedroom, bathroom, living room, and kitchen. She covers the history of each room and explores what people actually did in bed, in the bath, at the table, and at the stove-from sauce stirring to breastfeeding, teeth cleaning to masturbation, getting dressed to getting married-providing a compelling account of how the four rooms of the home have evolved from medieval times to today.
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Genres:

History

Description:

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 rich people fear fruit? In her brilliantly and creatively researched book, Lucy Worsley takes us through the bedroom, bathroom, living room, and kitchen. She covers the history of each room and explores what people actually did in bed, in the bath, at the table, and at the stove-from sauce stirring to breastfeeding, teeth cleaning to masturbation, getting dressed to getting married-providing a compelling account of how the four rooms of the home have evolved from medieval times to today.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Anne Flosnik

Length:

9h 44m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

06:38


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

27:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:10


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

22:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

25:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

17:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

14:08


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:53


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:16


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:05