Booklicious: Getting Personal with the LRB

November 18, 2010


The London Review of Books is Britain's most esteemed literary magazine. Published fortnightly, it features essays, reviews and the most outrageous personal ads ever set in type. The following is a selection from the latest issue. 

*You've got to kiss a lot of frogs, etc. So, quantify "a lot"; are 972 sufficient? You could save me from this endless tallying by kissing me yourself. Handsome not required; charming would be good, also imaginative, philosophical, courageous, HHSB well connected, ageing well and regally, 60s.

*Unwilling to sacrifice her evenings to Julian Fellowes, young woman seeks alternative prime-time drama.

*Attractive 40 something F seeks solid, suited, salaried M. Fortunately I am none of these.
box no: 22/01

*What I really want is a workshop with a lathe, but my flat’s not big enough. Desk worker M, 51, seeks F for turning.
box no: 22/02


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