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The Dirt on Clean Katherine's newest book,
The Dirt on Clean, is a social history of washing our bodies.


Brimming with lively anecdotes, this well-researched, smartly paced and endearing history of Western cleanliness holds a welcome mirror up to our intimate selves, revealing deep-seated desires and fears spanning 2000-plus years.
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LATEST NEWS: A book for nine-to-12-year-olds, All the Dirt: A History of Getting Clean, will be published by Annick Press in September 2016.