Lucy Worsley - If Walls Could Talk - An Intimate History of Your Home
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 people fear fruit?
All these questions will be answered in this juicy, smelly and truly intimate history of home life. We travel through the history of the bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen, covering the architectural history of each room, but concentrating on what people actually did in bed, in the bath, at the table, and at the stove. From sauce-stirring to breast-feeding, getting dressed to getting married, Lucy Worsley will make you see your home with new eyes.