Conversations on Love
Every day we think about love, and every day love eludes us. Maybe you’re hoping to begin a new relationship, or in a secret place in your heart, gathering the courage to leave one. Maybe you’re in a long-term partnership, wondering how to sustain love through life’s many storms. Maybe you’re a parent and you want to be a better one; or you’ve lost a parent, and that loss suddenly dwarves everything else. After years of interviewing people about their relationships, Natasha Lunn learnt that these daily questions about love are often rooted in three bigger ones: How do we find love? How do we sustain it? And how do we survive when we lose it? Interviewing authors and experts as well as drawing on her own experience, Natasha Lunn guides us through the complexities of these three questions. The result is a book to learn from, to lose and find yourself in.
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‘This book might just change your life’ Sunday Times
Warm, wise and beautifully designed, Conversations on Love is a thoughtful gift for loved ones this Christmas.
After years of feeling that love was always out of reach, journalist Natasha Lunn set out to understand how relationships work and evolve over a lifetime. She turned to authors and experts to learn about their experiences, as well as drawing on her own, asking: How do we find love? How do we sustain it? And how do we survive when we lose it?
In Conversations on Love she began to find the answers:
Philippa Perry on falling in love slowly
Dolly Alderton on vulnerability
Stephen Grosz on accepting change
Candice Carty-Williams on friendship
Lisa Taddeo on the loneliness of loss
Diana Evans on parenthood
Emily Nagoski on the science of sex
Alain de Botton on the psychology of being alone
Esther Perel on unrealistic expectations
Roxane Gay on redefining romance
and many more…
‘A gorgeous, richly layered book about all forms of love. You can pick it up and turn to any page – literally any – and find a gem to soothe and fortify your soul’ Pandora Sykes, Sunday Times bestselling author of ‘How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?’
‘Hopeful and uplifting… this deep dive into the human heart will expand and enrich your perspective on love’ Evening Standard
‘I underlined passages on almost every page of this wide-ranging, tender-hearted book’ The Times, Books of the Year
‘This eclectic and heartwarming collection explores love in all its forms, from romantic and parental love to friendship and loss’ Observer
‘Conversations on Love is a glorious celebration of human vulnerability and connection. It has made me laugh, shed tears, think deeply. I want every person I love to read this book’ Dr Kathryn Mannix, Sunday Times bestselling author of WITH THE END IN MIND
‘Wise, wonderful, moving and brilliant… will leave your heart in a much better place’ Stylist, Best Books to Gift for Christmas 2021