About this book
A fascinating look at how people really lived, loved and died over the centuries. Why did the flushing toilet take 200 years to catch on? And why, for centuries, did people fear fruit? All these questions and more are answered in this juicy, smelly and intimate history of home life. Worsley has become a media star, and will have 2 new series on the BBC in 2012.
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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