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'One of this summer's most buzzed about books (and one that might just change your life)' Sunday Times
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
'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
One of this summer's most buzzed about books (and one that might just change your life). Lunn is a diligent, purposeful guide to this most ineffable of subjects... these testimonies become a call to connect more imaginatively, expansively and courageously
This deep dive into the human heart will expand and enrich your perspective on love... In recent years we've seen an explosion of content exploring relationships and sex, from Lisa Taddeo's bestseller Three Women to Esther Perel's podcast Where Should We Begin? If you're wondering whether Lunn can bring anything new to the table, the answer is a resounding yes. Balanced, hopeful and uplifting, Conversations on Love is full of tiny eureka moments
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
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
This eclectic and heartwarming collection explores love in all its forms, from romantic and parental love to friendship and loss. Interspersed with short but often deeply revealing interviews are Lunn's own experiences - of marriage and miscarriage, of being mother and daughter, wife and friend - which she portrays with sensitivity and candour.
Enthralling, profound... The power of this book lies in its willingness to engage with love in the broadest sense: not merely the romantic kind, to which so many other books on relationships confine themselves. I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't benefit from reading this transformative book
Sometimes you read a book that just makes you want to take the author's hands, look them in the eye and say thank you. This is that book. I needed to read it, you need to read it, everyone needs to read it
Warm and wide-ranging and wise, a wonderful companion and guide
One reading of this book is not enough. Conversations on Love is inspiring, insightful, comforting and hopeful in equal measure. Every page makes you think about why we feel the way we do and gently nudges you towards self compassion.
I've never felt such growth after reading a book - I felt seen, challenged, understood, provoked and soothed. It's such a touching reminder about the love that really is all around us, and the importance of tending to it. Conversations in Love is a study that I'll come back to again and again.
Natasha Lunn's Conversations on Love explores our understanding of what it is to be in love. Here, she tells us how reading books helped shape her notions of longing, relationships and heartbreak.