The Curious History of Dating

The Curious History of Dating


  • Author: Nichi Hodgson
  • Release Date : 2017-01-26
  • Genre: Humor
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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 TimesWhat 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.'richie666Dating 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...

The Curious History of Dating

The Curious History of Dating


  • Author : Nichi Hodgson
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Release Date : 2017-01-26
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472138057


The Curious History of Dating Book Description :

'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 beso...

The Curious History of Dating

The Curious History of Dating


  • Author : Nichi Hodgson
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1472138066


The Curious History of Dating Book Description :

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

The Curious History of Dating

The Curious History of Dating


  • Author : Nichi Hodgson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2017-01-26
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472138057


The Curious History of Dating Book Description :

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...

A Curious History of Sex

A Curious History of Sex


  • Author : Kate Lister
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-02-06
  • Genre: Sex
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1783528052


A Curious History of Sex Book Description :

An eye-opening exploration of the weird and wonderful things human beings have done in pursuit (and denial) of the mighty orgasm, based on the hit Twitter account @WhoresofYore...

The Curious History of Love

The Curious History of Love


  • Author : Jean-Claude Kaufmann
  • Publisher : Polity
  • Release Date : 2011-12-12
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745651545


The Curious History of Love Book Description :

The one emotion that matters most to many people is the one about which social thinkers rarely speak - love. For many people, love is the thing that matters most in their lives: they are searching for love, hoping to find in love a kind of happiness that they cannot find in their work or by surrounding themselves with material goods. But where does this peculiar and powerful blending together of love and happiness come from, and why do we find it such a compelling idea today? In this short book Jean-Claude Kaufmann offers a fresh account of the history of a feeling unlike any other. The modern idea of love as passion was born in the 12th century but it was marginalized by the rise of a kind of instrumental, calculating reason that became increasingly...

Labor of Love
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

Labor of Love


  • Author : Moira Weigel
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2016-05-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374713133


Labor of Love Book Description :

“Does anyone date anymore?” Today, the authorities tell us that courtship is in crisis. But when Moira Weigel dives into the history of sex and romance in modern America, she discovers that authorities have always said this. Ever since young men and women started to go out together, older generations have scolded them: That’s not the way to find true love. The first women who made dates with strangers were often arrested for prostitution; long before “hookup culture,” there were “petting parties”; before parents worried about cell phone apps, they fretted about joyrides and “parking.” Dating is always dying. But this does not mean that love is dead. It simply changes with the economy. Dating is, and always has been, tied to work. Li...

Love Entwined

Love Entwined


  • Author : Helen Sheumaker
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2007-05-29
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0812203402


Love Entwined Book Description :

Using a wide array of evidence drawn from poetry, fiction, diaries, letters, and examples of hairwork, Love Entwined traces the widespread popularity of the craft from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century....

The Footnote
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Footnote


  • Author : Anthony Grafton
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0674307607


The Footnote Book Description :

In this engrossing account, footnotes to history give way to footnotes as history, recounting in their subtle way the curious story of the progress of knowledge in written form....

Possession
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Possession


  • Author : Erin Thompson
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300221008


Possession Book Description :

Whether it's the discovery of $1.6 billion in Nazi-looted art or the news that Syrian rebels are looting UNESCO archaeological sites to buy arms, art crime commands headlines. Erin Thompson, America's only professor of art crime, explores the dark history of looting, smuggling, and forgery that lies at the heart of many private art collections and many of the world's most renowned museums. Enlivened by fascinating personalities and scandalous events, Possession shows how collecting antiquities has been a way of creating identity, informed by a desire to annex the past while providing an illicit thrill along the way. Thompson's accounts of history's most infamous collectors—from the Roman Emperor Tiberius, who stole a life-sized nude Greek statue fo...

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Score: 3.5
From 3,814 Ratings

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time


  • Author : Mark Haddon
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-02-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307371560


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Book Description :

Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, ...