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    DescriptionThis is an exquisite collection of the very best writing on love. The Love Book presents a new anthology of writing on all aspects of the most important emotion on earth. There's true love, unrequited love, erotic love, platonic love, thwarted love, comic love, mourned love and just about every other type of love, explored here in poetry, prose, letters and lyrics from the greatest writers in the English language. In one fabulously comprehensive volume, Allie Esiri brings together texts ancient and modern, from William Shakespeare to Sharon Olds, Catullus to Carol Ann Duffy, the bible to Bob Dylan; she offers us sonnets for wooing, lamentations for loss and perfect passages for weddings. Full of classics and all-time favourites, The Love Book also includes lesser-known marvels, such as Mozart's love notes, Sappho's lesbian odes and a letter from Napoleon. Forget corny greeting cards and chocolate box cliche, this is the literature of love at its finest. Beautifully presented and helpfully divided into themed sections, it's an indispensable collection for anyone who's ever had a heart.

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    The Love Book
    Classic and Contemporary Poems, Letters and Prose on the Wonderful (but Troublesome) Theme of Love
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Allie Esiri
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 641 g
    ISBN 13: 9780224098939
    ISBN 10: 0224098934

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC subject category V2: WZG
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DQ
    BISAC V2.8: NON000000
    BIC subject category V2: DCQ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    Libri: ENGM1050, LIEB1100, ENGM1005
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5HV
    BISAC V2.8: POE001000, LCO000000
    DC23: 808.803543
    BIC subject category V2: 5HV
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    Publication date
    06 February 2014
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    Author Information
    Allie Esiri, described in a recent Tatler profile as 'a poetry powerhouse', studied at St Catherine's College Cambridge. Her iF Poems App was launched to great acclaim in November 2011 and was Apple Editors' Choice All Time Favourite app. iF: A Treasury of Poems for Every Possibility was published in 2012.
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    "A sumptuous collection of poetry and prose" Herald "If you're looking for a Valentine's Day gift, you can't do better than this" Mail on Sunday "Filled with stories, poems and letters about the L word, it'll make you feel all warm and fuzzy" Sainsbury's Magazine "An inspired selection of classic and contemporary poetry and prose on amatory themes, in a beautifully designed cloth-bound volume" -- Juanita Coulson Lady "This passionate, funny, intimate and magical book captures love in all its random, brutal, wonderful shapes and sizes." -- Richard Curtis