The Course of Love

by Alain de Botton

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The Course of Love Synopsis

Modern love is never easy. Society is obsessed with stories of romance, but what comes after happily ever after?

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The Course of Love Press Reviews

'He's completely on the money with the minutiae of marital life and every note rings uncomfortably true. The story is told with great wit and affection... de Botton knows his stuff and the book builds into a truly wonderful and positive analysis of a successful lifelong partnership. It should be compulsory reading for anyone contemplating tying the knot.' Daily Mail

'Engaging, meticulous, acutely perceptive... There's a refreshing honesty in what De Botton has to say' Guardian

'One passage was so spot-on that I read it aloud to my husband... De Botton appreciates, as few writers do, the miracle and subtlety of the so-called ordinary' The Times

'Well-observed and imbued with a tenderness that feels authentic and uncynical... It may even save some marriages.' Evening Standard

'[A] worldly wise romance' Mail on Sunday

'A complete delight' -- Amy Bloom, author of 'Lucky us'

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ISBN: 9780241962138
Publication date: 26/01/2017
Publisher:
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780241145470
Publication date: 28/04/2016
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241962138
Publication date: 26th January 2017
Author: Alain de Botton
Publisher:
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1969 and now lives in London. He is a writer of essayistic books, which refer both to his own experiences and ideas- and those of artists, philosophers and thinkers. It's a style of writing that has been termed a 'philosophy of everyday life.'   His first book, Essays in Love [titled On Love in the US], minutely analysed the process of falling in and out of love. The style of the book was unusual, because it mixed elements of a novel together with reflections and analyses normally found in a piece ...

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