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When the Duke Returns by Eloisa James
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Apr 15, 09

bookshelves: historical
Read in April, 2009, read count: 1

Really enjoyed this book. The author always finds some obscure fact and brings it to light within her story. This time it was about water closets, yes I said water closets. Apparently the 1770's were an exciting time in the history of modern toilets; between 1775 and 1785, inventors created the S-trap (preventing the escape of foul air), the "plunger closet," and the float valve system. None of these new inventions were yet in use in the country houses, the author used this lack of sanitation to keep her readers entertained for several chapters.
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04/14/2009 page 147
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