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The Curious History of Dating

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472138057

Price: £12.99

ON SALE: 26th January 2017

Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure / Humour

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AN EMPHATICALLY FEMINIST HISTORY OF DATING

‘A new approach to romance… The heroines of Regency novels could teach today’s young women a trick or two’ Sunday Times

What if Mr Darcy had simply been able to swipe right?

‘This book was a real education for me. It’s like a Lonely Planet guidebook to dating.’
Gilo

‘Lessons to learn for committed singletons and happily married alike, and everyone in between.’
Anon

‘I loved it.’
Adele Taylor

‘I found it hard to put down.’
richie666

Dating has never been easy. The road to true love has always been rutted with heartbreak, but do we have it any easier today?

How did Victorians ‘come out’? How did love blossom in war-torn Europe? And why did 80s video-dating never take off?

Bursting with little-known facts and tantalizing tales of lovelorn men and besotted women, Nichi Hodgson’s intriguing history of amorous relationships, from enamoured Georgians to frenziedly swiping millennials (and everyone in between) may leave you grateful that you live – and love – today.

Reviews

Hodgson covers a lot of ground in 234 pages - this is a pacey, intelligent and authoritative account with bags of wit.
LawGazette.co.uk
Nichi Hodgson takes you on a whistle-stop tour of dating through history
historyextra.com
Anyone who has negotiated the thrills of the chase for romance will smile with recognition and sigh in sympathy while reading this entertaining and well-researched history.
The Lady
A new approach to romance . . . The heroines of Regency novels could teach today's young women a trick or two.
Sunday Times
Nichi's writing is articulate, entertaining, informative and eye-opening.
J. V. Wilson
A fascinating look at our attitudes to sex and relationships from the 1700s to the present day. Thoroughly recommended.
Hazel Millichamp
I loved it.
Adele Taylor