Brian Fagan is one of the world's leading archaeological writers and an internationally recognized authority on world prehistory. He is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His other books include Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization and A Little History of Archaeology. Nadia Durrani has spent the past two decades writing about world archaeology. She is the co-author of several of Brian Fagan's market-leading textbooks and the former editor of Current World Archaeology magazine.
[An] entertaining new study -Helen Davies, The Sunday Times This book is a fascinating read. It is full of anecdotes set in and around the bed, making use of primary sources where possible, and the authors can't seem to stop themselves from relating interesting facts only tangentially linked to the topic in hand -Hollie L.S. Morgan, History Today Anyone wishing to appreciate the pedigree of this unjustly overlooked item of furniture should dive between the covers of this volume to experience the ultimate bedtime story. -Current World Archaeology If you thought that your bed was only good for sleeping in, having sex in, or dying in, then this book will disabuse you-in fact, it's so entertaining, it will keep you awake long into the night. -Paul Chrystal, author of In Bed with the Ancient Greeks and In Bed with the Romans This is a fascinating account of an important object that has not previously received the attention it deserves. -Chris Scarre, Durham University This delightful expose of one of humanity's most beloved furnishings is the ultimate bedtime story. Discovering the tales that beds could tell brings a new meaning to pillow talk. -Matthew Symonds, editor, Current World Archaeology