Clean: An Unsanitised History of Washing

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Personal hygiene is something that only other people never seem to get quite right...Yet in this fascinating history of washing our bodies Katherine Ashenburg discovers that cleanliness exists above all in our minds: it is a cultural creation and a constant work in progress...Napoleon once wrote in a love letter to Josephine 'I return to Paris in five days. Stop washing.' To smell like a human was not always the misdemeanour it is today. Body odour was in fact an important factor of sex and courtship, considered by some to ...

Clean: An Unsanitised History of Washing 2009, Profile Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781846681011

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Clean: An Unsanitised History of Washing 2008, Profile Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781846680953

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