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    • Bedbugs and Chamberpots

    • A History of Human Hygiene
    • By: Elizabeth Poynter
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Poynter
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When you watch those stunning TV period dramas, do you ever wonder about the bits they don't show - where did the hero go for a "comfort break"? How did the beautiful heroine clean her pearly-white teeth? How often did they take a bath, and what did they use for soap? This book tries to answer these questions and many more. While not written primarily for laughs, it takes a light-hearted look at aspects of human hygiene down the ages, and in a range of cultures across the world.

    Regular price: $14.95