Ten Things I've Learnt About Love

by Sarah Butler

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Ten Things I've Learnt About Love Synopsis

Alice is back in the family house that has never felt like home, waiting out the last few days of her father's life and yearning to escape. Across the city, a homeless man named Daniel searches for the daughter he has always loved but never met. Connected by a secret, Alice and Daniel are about to cross paths in unexpected and life-changing ways ...Alice has just returned to London from months of travelling abroad. She is late to hear the news that her father is dying, and arrives at the family home only just in time to say goodbye. Daniel hasn't had a roof over his head for years, but to him the city of London feels like home in a way that no bricks and mortar ever did. He spends every day searching for his daughter; the daughter he has never met. Until now ...

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Ten Things I've Learnt About Love Press Reviews

'A very enjoyable read ... subtle and clever'
Clare Morrall, Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Astonishing Splashes of Colour

 

'A hymn to London -- poetic and incantatory. The gripping, hopeful love story is deftly threaded through wonderfully detailed, sensuous prose'. -  Martina Evans

 

'Sarah Butler writes a very real London, linking paths through the city with a moving, eloquent story of love, loss and family' - Stella Duffy

'Heartbreaking and hopeful, Ten Things I've Learnt About Love criss-crosses London in a search for fathers and daughters, family and home. For anyone who has ever wondered where they belong, or to whom they belong, the answer can be found within Sarah Butler's tender debut novel' - Vanessa Diffenbaugh, author of The Language of Flowers


'Graceful and subtle... love, in all its shape-shifting complexity, is at the core of this novel; that and the consequences -- good and bad -- of keeping secrets... The shifting and intricate dynamics of family life, and the vertiginously painful feelings of loss induced by relationship breakdown and bereavement, are written with imaginative precision. This is a thought- as well as emotion-provoking novel... It also sparkles with hope.' - Independent on Sunday

'Increasingly suspenseful... a moving and satisfying debut' - John Harding, Daily Mail

'A warm-hearted, hopeful fable about trying to stay true to yourself: about losing parents, building bridges and seeing miracles in the dust on the pavement' - Maggie Gee

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ISBN: 9781447222507
Publication date: 30/01/2014
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447222507
Publication date: 30th January 2014
Author: Sarah Butler
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Sarah Butler

Sarah Butler is in her early thirties and lives in Manchester. She runs a consultancy which develops literature and arts projects that explore and question our relationship to place. She has been writer in residence on the Central Line, the Greenwich Peninsula, and at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and has taught creative writing for the British Council in Kuala Lumpur. Ten Things I've Learnt About Love is her first novel, and has been published in thirteen languages around the world.

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