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The Curious History of Dating

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26th January 2017

Price: £10.99

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Selected: ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472138057

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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.


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