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Lisa Armstrong Hates Clogs

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"If you and I were 16th-century prostitutes wading through the Venetian filth, I could also see a point to us balancing precariously on two blocks of wood. Especially as labour was so cheap we could each have employed two serfs to support us in our daily saunter. If we were ten years old, wore plaits and answered to the name of Heidi, again, I’d say go for it." [Times]