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  • Published: 3 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241962138
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $26.00

The Course of Love




A brilliant new novel about love and marriage, twenty years after the bestselling hit Essays in Love

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

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.

  • Published: 3 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241962138
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $26.00

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 that have been described as a 'philosophy of everyday life.' He's written on love, travel, architecture and literature. His books have been bestsellers in 30 countries.

Alain also started and helps to run a school in London called The School of Life, dedicated to a new vision of education. 

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Praise for The Course of Love

Truly wonderful . . . told with great wit and affection. Should be compulsory reading for anyone contemplating tying the knot

Daily Mail

Acutely perceptive, clever, endearing. [A] love story that mirrors our own and that of so many others we know

Guardian

The observations are acute and telling. Rabih and Kirtsen's story is always engaging

Observer

Thought-provoking. A worldly wise romance

Mail on Sunday

Well observed, imbued with a tenderness that feels authentic and uncynical. It may even save some marriages

Evening Standard

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