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The Outline of Love by Morgan McCarthy
  

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Scottish Highland girl brought up in rural isolation goes to London University. This is quite a culture shock! Boys, booze and parties – great, only our heroine, Persephone, seeks love. She becomes infatuated by an ex-pop singer, now author, and gets drawn into his strange life … silly girl. But maybe you won’t think so.

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Synopsis

The Outline of Love by Morgan McCarthy

Persephone Triebold has grown up in the strange desolation of the Scottish Highlands, raised by her anxious father and memories of her dead mother. Inexperienced in the rules of friendship, sex and love, Persephone takes the opportunity to replace uninhabited mountain ranges with city life and leaves to study for a degree in London. Parties, new friends and the polluted splendour of the capital intoxicate Persephone at first, but fail to supply her with the grand passion she wants. It's only when she meets the literary star Leo Ford, a former singer who has become a celebrated writer, that she finds someone she can love. Though Persephone succeeds in entering Leo's circle of friends she finds him to be as elusive as he is sought after. And she becomes increasingly curious about the incident in his past of which no one ever speaks...

Reviews

'Gripping and atmospheric, this is a cracking read'
Sun

Praise for Morgan McCarthy:

'Gorgeously written' -- Heat

'A pageturner' -- Sunday Times

'Style Dark, addictive and a stunning debut' -- Cosmopolitan

'An accomplished debut... McCarthy's exquisite storytelling points to a promising literary career' Edinburgh Evening News

About the Author

Morgan McCarthy read English at Reading University, where she graduated with First Class honours. In 2008, she started working part-time in order to write her first novel, THE OTHER HALF OF ME.

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Book Info

Publication date

26th September 2013

Author

Morgan McCarthy

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Publisher

Tinder Press an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
Literary Fiction

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780755388790

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