Flushed with Pride: The Story of Thomas Crapper

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Fourth Estate, 1998 - History - 121 pages
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The extraordinary biography of Thomas Crapper, the man who revolutionised the nation's water closet and was plumber By Appointment to Edward VII.

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This is a cleverly written hoax book by humorist Wallace Reyburn, who also wrote "Bust Up," another supposedly true account of the man who "invented" the bra, Otto Titzling, who, according to Reyburn, gave us the popular alternative word for a woman's breast. Interestingly, there really was a plumbing supply firm with the name Thomas Crapper & Co., but the book is sheer tom-foolery, and has no basis in fact other than the name. 

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You need to read this book to understand the development of the ubiquitous toilet. Read full review


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Wallace Reyburn has written 25 books including novels, biography, humour, sports writing and military history. He lives in London

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