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A candlelight dinner, wine, and roses are obvious choices when you want to woo a special someone. But this is only the tip of a colossal heart-shaped iceberg when it comes to expressing love and creating romance.
From pearls to pomegranates, tulips to truffles, vodka to Venus, Richard Webster introduces a wide array of items that signify this ubiquitous, complicated emotion. Going back to prehistoric cave paintings, Greek and Roman myth, and the origin of Valentine''s Day, he offers a colorful history of love rituals, spells, charms, and aphrodisiacs. Modern success stories illustrate how individuals have used these powerful symbols to attract a partner, stimulate marriage, or resolve relationship issues. A handy reference and practical guide rolled into one, this book also advises on how to use these symbols in your own life.