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5.0 out of 5 stars Filthy!, 2 Aug 2010
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this book is great, how we ever survived through the disease, filth, stench, food poisoning etc is incredible. I have long suspected that the period dramas on TV do not tell it like it was, people would have been covered in old scars from poxes, had missing or very yellow or black teeth, would have been scratching everywhere, would have stunk to high heaven, may have had hair and clothing moving of their own accord due to the lice. its clear reading this that we have moved further and further away from each other, both physically and geographically, its clear that generally speaking, people get on other people's nerves, this is not a modern phenomenon, it was happening then and it happens now. its hard to believe that we lived the way we did, but clearly we must have done as this book has documentary evidence from the time and we are still here to tell the tale so maybe dirt and filth isnt so bad.... but its more than that because the book details every aspect of how we lived, noises, planning rules, where you could dump your 'refuse', light and buildings, foods, manners, the whole lot
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