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Valentine’s or Anti-Valentine’s – You Choose….

A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread–and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness– Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow! All that love stuff at Valentines: well, the Persians are partly to blame you know. Tomes and tomes of early Medieval Iranian poetry – Omar Khayam and Hafez…

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Make it a Very Persepolitan Valentine This Year

That’s if you believe in the soft-centred, sentimental, commercial and largely tasteless mulch that is St. Valentine’s Day. Oh Mr. and Mrs. Shopkeeper have their moments alright. No, that would be telling. But they do observe February 14th. Mrs. is expecting a shiny new price gun and a gift wrapped afternoon off, whilst Mr. has…

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