What I learned about love from Poundland’s Valentine’s aisle | Eva Wiseman

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Eva’s heart soars as she peruses the £1 engagement ring, House Husband Dusting Slippers, a transparent heart and the You’ll Do mug I found myself walking the aisles humming “Valentines at Poundland ” to the tune of Lullaby of Birdland, I was that happy. How long did I stand there, in front of the Valentine’s display, in its vulvic shades of pink and brown? Long enough to finally understand the plastic business of love. The gifts could be roughly separated into the following categories: True Love; “I Hate You”; Gender as Seen in British Sitcoms of the 1970s; I’m Six; Sex Presents; and Third …

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