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The Washing Line 19 Nov 2009
Is it time to ditch the dryer?

We all know it’s environmentally sound to peg out, but is the British weather a legitimate excuse for the perpetual rumble of the tumble dryer in our homes? Why do so many of us loathe drying clothes indoors? And why are many people prevented from putting lines outside? Writer Sharon Griffiths explains why she loves her washing line.  Jenni is then joined by Professor Elizabeth Shove of Lancaster University, and author of 'Comfort, Cleanliness and Convenience'; and Bernadette Vallely, Chair of the Women's Environmental Network, to discuss the ethics of drying with or without electrical assistance.
Comfort, Cleanliness and Convenience , (Berg 2003) by Elizabeth Shove ISBN: 9781859736258               Time, Consumption and Everyday life (Berg 2009) Edited by Elizabeth Shove, Frank Trentmann and Rick Wilk ISBN: 9781847883650


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