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

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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 centuries. 'Shapely Ankles Preferr'd' tells the story of ads of all kinds.

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About the author (2012)

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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