I knew about it, and thought it was barbaric, but this book really took the horror of it to a new level. A foot as big a the length of the thumb being the ideal, the cruelty as soon as it's done, the rejoicing when the bones have broken, the idea that the toes are supposed to touch the heel, and then the disgusting fetishizing of bound feet and how it apparently turned men on. Ugh, nightmarish!