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Society and popular attitudes to relationships At the same time it also unearths the stories of the heroes and villains of the personal ad the former deb Heather Jenner who in 1939 set up a marriage bureau for Tatler reading aristocrats the shadowy Cyril Benbow whose cryptic Gentleman has books for sale masked a burgeoning pornography empire and the tragic figure of Irene Wilkins brutally murdered in 1921 by a man who scoured the personal ads in his search for victim MT 86 : Protocole Montréal-Toulouse d'examen linguistique de l'aphasie (1CD audio) relationships At the same time it also unearths the stories of the heroes and villains of the personal ad the former deb Heather Jenner who in 1939 set up a marriage bureau for Tatler Thesaurus of the Senses reading aristocrats the shadowy Cyril Benbow whose cryptic Gentleman has books for sale masked a burgeoning pornography empire and the tragic figure of Irene Wilkins brutally murdered in 1921 by a man who scoured the personal ads in his search for victim

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D media outrage was brought to bear on him So begins this fascinating sideways look at the history of relationships and attitudes to relationships in 20th century Britain From World War I soldiers hoping for lady friends to send them food packages to lonely clerks and typists desperate for love in the cities of 1920s England through to the 1960s and 1970s swingers and today's internet junkies it shows how the personal ad has mirrored and encouraged seismic shifts in

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Bohemian girl London SW 24 in digs interested most things educated lonely desires man pal London or abroadOn September 1 1920 the Metropolitan police received a tip off that a certain magazine the Link was running extremely dubious personal ads An investigation and court case followed and the editor found himself accused of promoting loose living homosexuality prostitution and white slavery As he struggled to defend himself the full weight of official disapproval an


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  1. says:

    This is an engaging study of the history of the personal advertisement in mostly twentieth century British newspapers although there were ads placed in the press for marital partners as far back as the seventeenth century Early twentieth century censorship was severe in restricting what sort of sexual services or material could be advertised and it is intriguing to see how the advertisers had to use euphemisms and coded words to i

  2. says:

    This is the social history of the small 'classified' in the Western media focussing obviously on the personal advertisement The writing is accessible and the research thorough However 228 pages devoted to the topic of sexual repression in Western society through the censorship of people's desires advertsied in the media is a wee bit excessive A book half this length and tightly written would have been a enjoyable read

  3. says:

    A fascinating history of 'small ads' in the populist academic style I adore so much Concise without feeling too shallow and thoughtfully endnoted

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