On the Shelf
Unlikely Aphrodisiacs, and Other News
April 26, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
“The girls adored him and crowded out the benches, lying on the boards at his feet as there was no room to sit. He got them excited and, it was said, your best chance of seducing one was the afternoon of a Lewis lecture on medieval romance, the subject of his most famous academic work, The Allegory of Love.” C. S. Lewis, unlikely wingman.
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