Bum Fodder

Bum Fodder An Absorbing History of Toilet Paper

Hardback (01 Nov 2012)

Not available for sale

Includes delivery to USA

Out of stock

This service is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


From the Romans and ancient China to the modern day, drawing on literature from Rabelais and Jonathan Swift to the story of Myleene Klass and Pope Benedict's toilet roll, Richard Smyth has compiled the definitive history. Along the way, Smyth also provides stories such as how toilet paper became a rallying cry for antitaxation campaigners in the US to the history of the Groom of the Stool, once one of the most influential positions in the Royal Court.

Book information

ISBN: 9780285641143
Publisher: Profile
Imprint: Souvenir Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 676.2842
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 123
Weight: 260g
Height: 206mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 17mm