Valentine Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Valentines Day Deborah A. Levine

ISBN: 9781616081744

Published: January 1st 2013

Hardcover

192 pages


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Valentine Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Valentines Day  by  Deborah A. Levine

Valentine Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Valentines Day by Deborah A. Levine
January 1st 2013 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 192 pages | ISBN: 9781616081744 | 5.28 Mb

Valentine Miscellany is a breezy tour through the history and traditions of the day when Cupid comes out to play. Readers might be surprised to learn that not one, but three St. Valentines died on February 14- that the mother of Valentine’s Day cardsMoreValentine Miscellany is a breezy tour through the history and traditions of the day when Cupid comes out to play.

Readers might be surprised to learn that not one, but three St. Valentines died on February 14- that the mother of Valentine’s Day cards died a spinster- that the same recipe has been used to make Conversation Heart candies since 1902- and that aphrodisiac Spanish Fly is made from powdered beetle carcasses.More questions asked and answered:• Who was Cupid and what’s with the diaper?• Why do we give roses on Valentine’s Day?• Were the Victorians the first to send heart-adorned cards?• Is Valentine’s Day celebrated around the world?• Are any foods truly aphrodisiacs?Delightfully illustrated and complete with crafts and recipes, Valentine Miscellany will appeal to everyone who has ever waited with bated breath for a suitor’s roses—whether or not they actuallyarrived.



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