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The Course of Love by Alain de Botton
  

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This is a love story with a difference. From dating to marriage, from having kids to having affairs, it follows the progress of a single ordinary relationship: tender, messy, hilarious, painful, and entirely un-romantic. It is a love story for the modern world, chronicling the daily intimacies, the blazing rows, the endless tiny gestures that make up a life shared between two people. Moving and deeply insightful, The Course of Love offers us a window into essential truths about the nature of love.

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Synopsis

The Course of Love by Alain de Botton

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

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'

About the Author

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 of non-fiction. It's a book of which many readers are still fondest.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd January 2017

Author

Alain de Botton

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Literary Fiction
Romantic Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780241962138

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