Clean and Decent: The Fascinating History of the Bathroom & the Water Closet and of Sundry Habits, Fashions & Accessories of the Toilet Principally in Great Britain, France, & America

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Penguin, 1960 - History - 281 pages
9 Reviews
Who would have supposed that the Romans had lagged hot-water pipes? That Queen Elizabeth I had a valve water-closet? That Louis IV had cushions in his bath? This informative and hilarious book leads the reader to believe that more may be learned about the past from bathrooms than from battlefields, and that patterns of social history are mirrored in the bathwater.

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Review: Clean and Decent: The Fascinating History of the Bathroom and WC

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Why did I read this? It's the literary equivalent of reading the encyclopedia, I guess: this was referred to in some article or other and...so I requested it from the library. Well-researched and ... Read full review

Review: Clean and Decent: The Fascinating History of the Bathroom and WC

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

Why did I read this? It's the literary equivalent of reading the encyclopedia, I guess: this was referred to in some article or other and...so I requested it from the library. Well-researched and ... Read full review

Contents

MAN BECOMES HOUSETRAINED
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OMNIA COMMODA
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in THE ODOUR OF SANCTITY
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Copyright

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