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  The Culture of Public Baths Monday 14 April 2003  
Women bathing in a public baths
A desire to open a Turkish hamam in her home city of Manhattan took Alexia Brue on a pilgrimage from Istanbul to St Petersburg - all in search of the perfect bath.

Alexia Brue joins Jenni to tell her about the traditions she encountered, and the sisterhood of bathing.
'Cathedrals of the Flesh: My Search for the Perfect Bath' by Alexia Brue, published by Bloomsbury; ISBN: 1582341168

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