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The Curious History of Dating

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781472147011

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 6th January 2022

Genre: Health & Personal Development

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

‘Entertaining and well-researched’ The Lady

‘Pacey, intelligent and authoritative with bags of wit’ Law Gazette

‘A whistle-stop tour of dating through history’ History Extra

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

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 tantalising 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.


Bound to You is a welt-mark above the majority of books which have been marketed to the Fifty Shades fan, and will make an elegant edition to any discerning woman's top shelf
Literary Review
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
A new approach to romance . . . The heroines of Regency novels could teach today's young women a trick or two.
Sunday Times
Hodgson covers a lot of ground in 234 pages - this is a pacey, intelligent and authoritative account with bags of wit.
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
I loved it.
Adele Taylor
Nichi Hodgson takes you on a whistle-stop tour of dating through history