"Beauman has produced a meticulously researched, amusing and poignant study of human nature"--Financial Times
"This thorough and thoroughly amusing book suggest that what lonely hearts have always needed is a thick skin, a willing heart and, above all, a GSOH"--Independent
"Shapely Ankle Preferr’d is a perfect little history of the surprisingly long story of those who WLTM"--The Sunday Telegraph
"Elegant, witty, wise and utterly delightful"--Literary Review
"Fascinating, illuminating and thought-provoking"--Easy Living
"Shapely Ankle Preferr’d is an absorbing and intelligent history of the pursuit of love"--The Sunday Times
Published for Valentine's Day - a lively history of Lonely Hearts ads, and the stories that go with them.