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Alain de Botton's realistic Valentine's card

Struggling to find a Valentine's card that captures your true feelings? Try Alain de Botton's more realistic approach by giving this candid download-and-print card to that special someone.

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The Course of Love

Alain de Botton


A brilliant new novel about love and marriage in the modern world - from the author the bestselling novel Essays in Love

Modern love is never easy. Society is obsessed with stories of romance, but what comes after happily ever after?

This is a love story with a difference. From dating to marriage, from having kids to having affairs, it follows the progress of a single ordinary relationship: tender, messy, hilarious, painful, and entirely un-Romantic. It is a love story for the modern world, chronicling the daily intimacies, the blazing rows, the endless tiny gestures that make up a life shared between two people. Moving and deeply insightful, The Course of Love offers us a window into essential truths about the nature of love.

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