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Shapely Ankle Preferr'd: A History of the Lonely Hearts Advertisement

Shapely Ankle Preferr'd: A History of the Lonely Hearts Advertisement (Paperback)

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What do women look for in a man? And what do men look for in a woman? And how and why has this changed over the centuries? Every week thousands of people advertise for love either in newspapers, magazines or online. But if you think this is a modern phenomenon, think again - the ads have been running for over three hundred years. From the first ad in 1695 from a young gentleman who 'would willingly Match himself to some Good Young Gentlewoman, that has a Fortune of GBP3000 or thereabouts' to the GSOH, WLTM and online dating of more recent years, each ad is a snapshot of its age. The result is a startling history of sex, marriage and society over three centuries - hilarious and heartbreaking by turn.

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyFamily & relationshipsDating, relationships, living together & marriageHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural history Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 02/02/2012 ISBN-13: 9780099513346  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Francesca Beauman is a writer, historian and television presenter. Born in London in 1977, she was educated at Cheltenham Ladies College then Cambridge University, graduating with a First Class degree in History. She divides her time between London and Los Angeles.

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