HUBBUB: Filth, Noise, and Stench in England

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HUBBUB: Filth, Noise, and Stench in England

Postby blunt » Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:47 pm

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I felt greasy and grimy (like gopher guts?) after reading this but it's good grime.
Chapter titles like these:
Ugly
Itchy
Mouldy
Noisy
Grotty
Dirty
Gloomy....
Give an idea of the visceral "pleasures" within.
Fascinating and painstakingly researched, this is a must for those wondering what life was really like in the 1600s.
Jaw-dropping plates by William Hogarth abound:
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This book inhabits a grubby and squalid world, truffling out details that are vivid, colourful and sometimes downright nauseous. It's a veritage feast of filth and foulness, and I loved every minute of it,' - Christopher Hart, Literary Review

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