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Have you ever wondered: Who St. Valentine really was? Why wedding rings are worn on that particular finger? Why a dozen red roses are considered so romantic? Where some of those weird and wonderful love rituals originally came from? The answer to these and many other love-related questions are packed within the covers of this little book. Have you ever wondered: Why the heart is the symbol of love? Who St Valentine really was? Why Cupid wears a blindfold? Why a bride throws her bouquet? Why diamonds are a girl's best friend? Why we give red roses? Why we wear wedding rings on the fourth finger of our left hand? How numerology can predict who your perfect partner will be? The answer to these and many other love-related questions are packed within the covers of this gorgeous book.
|Publication date:||2nd January 2004|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
Described as 'a national treasure' by the Independent and as 'one of life's fact-finders' by the Scotsman, Philip Ardagh has written books on subjects ranging from archaeology to space flight, and has still found time to write the bestselling Eddie Dickens children's novels, now translated into over thirty languages, to review children's books for the Guardian ('on a regularly irregular basis') and to appear at events and festivals around the world. He won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2009. He is married with one son.More About Philip Ardagh
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