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If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home - Lucy Worsley, Anne Flosnik
If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9781452637884 (1452637881)
Publisher: Tantor Media
Edition language: English
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home
A bit superficial but interesting look at the English home and how it came to be the way it is. A good companion to the TV series it has an extensive bibliography. It does show how the English home was influenced by other factors but it's largely about the British home. It does suffer a little fr...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it
Worsley has collected a large set of amusing anecdotes, mixed it with easily digested history, and presented it as "the history of the home." It's charming, if flighty. If you already know much English history, few things will surprise you--but if you don't, I'm sure you'll find this fascinating a...
Pauline's Fantasy Reviews
Pauline's Fantasy Reviews rated it
3.0 If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home
This is a fairly lightweight and easy to read discussion of the history of the four main rooms of the house: living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Starting with the medieval manor house with its single large room, the author describes the origins of each separate room, how they were used in th...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it
3.0
This turned out to be a less-than-appealling read for me. Companion edition to a television programme on the BBC, historian Lucy Worsley takes the reader on a tour and history of four rooms in the modern home -- the bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen. Unfortunately, the author squanders the ...
iola
iola rated it
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful-William MorrisIf Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home is written in a very readable tone, and covers the four main areas of the house: the bedroom, the bathroom, the living room and the kitchen, fro...
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