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Love stories for Valentine's Day

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Whether you're married, single, or yearning for a long-lost love, we've found a romantic read for you for Valentine's Day

 

• If you’re wondering if they’re more than a friend…

One Day, David Nicholls

Catching up with Dexter and Emma on 15 July every year since they end up in bed together, this novel from 2010 charts the shifts in a relationship is an unconventional love story that is very funny as well as profoundly moving.

 

• If you’ve loved the same person for a long time

The Time Traveller’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger

Audrey Niffenegger’s best-selling debut about a woman who spends her life waiting for the appearances of the love of her life, whose genetic disorder means that he time-travels, is an epic blend of spec-fic and sweeping romance.

 

• If you’ve ever doubted that young love is profound

The Fault in Our Stars, John Green

The bestselling YA nove about two terminally ill teenagers may be a complete tear-jerker but it’s also an uplifting story of love.

 

• If you think love is all obsessive passion and tortured souls

Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte

The classic 19th century novel of the relationship between Cathy and Heathcliff is probably the most powerful depiction in fiction of doomed, obsessive love.

 

• If you have observed how the nature of your love changes when you’ve got children

The Course of Love, Alain de Botton

The popular philosopher’s novel is an endearing account of how long-term love changes, expands and adapts to accommodate the demands of bringing up children.

 

• If you want to wallow in a weepie

Me Before You, JoJo Moyes

We defy even the hardest-hearted of cynics to read the story of the relationship between carer Lou and paraplegic Will without reaching for the tissues.

 

• If you’re missing a long-lost love

The History of Love, Nicole Krauss

Leo Gursky, who we meet as an old man in New York, lost Anna, the woman he fell in love with as a young man in Poland before WW2, and also the manuscript of the book he wrote about her.

 

• If you want to be swept up in the romance of the past

Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Thought you were suffering from unrequited love? Gone With the Wind has more star-crossed lovers than you can shake a stick at, all set during a backdrop of epic historical upheaval in the American Civil War.

 

 

 

 

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