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Books to read if you’re going through a break-up

Going through a break-up and not sure how to handle it? Here’s our list of the best novels, essay collections, self-help books and manifestos to help you through it.

Lucy Hall
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that break-ups completely and utterly suck, and we’re not here to try and tell you otherwise. Whether you’re dancing around the kitchen blasting Miley Cyrus’ Flowers, or mutely staring out the window like Bella Swan, it can often be difficult to know how to deal with the loss you’re feeling.

On top of the introspection and soul-searching you might be doing, it’s often in the words of others that we find the most comfort. With that in mind, we’ve pulled together the ultimate list of novels, essay collections, self-help books and manifestos to offer you solace, hope and practical advice in your time of need.

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