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Ten Things I've Learnt About Love

Sarah Butler



Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


256 pages

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ABBEY'S CHOICE FEBRUARY 2013 ----- ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- For a debut novel to feel so intimate and smooth can only be an indication of masterpieces to come. I absolutely adored this novel. From start to finish it had me wrapped up in its honesty. Alice has returned 'home' to London after being abroad for sometime, her father is dying and Alice only has limited time with him. Daniel has spent the last 20 something years of his life searching for something that he will probably never find. Since Alice's return she too is searching for something. Unsure of whether she should stay in London, or continue exploring the world. Advice seems to be thrown at her from all angles but as family secrets get uncovered and new mysteries begin, Alice's choice is perhaps made for her in a way she never expected. Daniel too uncovers a trail of breadcrumbs and as their paths seem to cross, then parallel then join we ache with them and cry with them and love with them. Their story will teach you more than ten things about love, it will teach you about yourself, the power of humanity and the importance that family is what you make it. Meg


This is a uniquely heart-wrenching and life-affirming novel for fathers and daughters everywhere. Alice has just returned to London from months of travelling abroad. She is late to hear the news that her father is dying, and returns to the family home only just in time to say goodbye. Daniel hasn't had a roof over his head for over thirty 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...Heart-wrenching and life-affirming, this is a unique story of love lost and found, of rootlessness and homecoming and the power of the ties that bind. It is a story for fathers and daughters everywhere.

By:   Sarah Butler
Imprint:   Picador
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Open market ed
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   384g
ISBN:   9781447229711
ISBN 10:   1447229711
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   February 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print

Heartbreaking and hopeful, Ten Things I've Learnt About Love crisscrosses London in a layered 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. <br> --Vanessa Diffenbaugh, New York Times bestselling author of The Language of Flowers <br><br> If this weren't billed as a debut novel, one would never know it. Sarah Butler writes with the deftness and delicacy of a master storyteller, giving us a compassionate, achingly beautiful rendering of a father and daughter. <br> --Hillary Jordan, bestselling author of Mudbound and When She Woke <br><br><br><br> <br>

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