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A Short Book About Love
A Short Book About Love

A Short Book About Love


154 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $12.95 (US $12.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: September 2003

ISBN 9781854113030

Rights: US, CA, LAM, SAM & CAR

Seren (Sep 2003)

Price: $12.95


Love in all its many guises is the subject of Nicholas Murray's collection of short fiction. Two distinct themes are prevalent throughout the pieces. The first is a humorous take on the classic and convoluted story of Tristan and Iseult, the paradigm of medieval love stories and template for so many other literary relationships. The second is the story of Felix, growing up in postwar Liverpool, moving from boy to man and learning the hard way about love. In between are narratives on love that stretch across Italy and Greece, and through Croydon and tabloid newspapers.


“This multi-faceted little jewel is a reader's delight.” —The Independent

“Profound, warm and witty.” —Independent on Sunday

“Reminiscent of Kundera and of Theodore Zeldin, but owing nothing to anybody but himself.” —Paul Binding

Author Biography

Nicholas Murray is the author of Aldous Huxley, Matthew Arnold, and Bruce Chatwin.