A Natural History of Love by Diane Ackerman

By Diane Ackerman

The bestselling writer of A usual heritage of the Senses now explores the attract of adultery, the charm of aphrodisiacs, and the cult of the kiss. Enchantingly written and stunningly educated, this "audaciously magnificent romp during the global of romantic love" (Washington put up publication international) is the subsequent neatest thing to like itself.

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