Whether you’re taken or single this Valentines day, fall in love with one of these great titles.
A Short Book about Love by Nicholas Murray £6.95
Love in all its guises is the subject of Nicholas Murray’s wise and witty A Short Book About Love. Woven into a comic re-telling of the classic legend of Tristan and Iseult – one of the world’s greatest love stories – is the story of Felix, growing up in post-war Liverpool and, in the wake of a father’s death, trying to come to terms with the meaning of what Philip Larkin, called ’that much-mentioned brilliance, love’.
R.S Thomas: Poems to Elsi edited by Damian Walford Davies £9.99
This revelatory collection of poems, written by RS Thomas to his wife Elsi, dramatises the changing dynamics of a complex and vitally creative relationship. Poems on marriage, cohabitation, birthdays, anniversaries, family and bereavement offer a candid portrait of emotional intimacy, desire, the painful process of ageing, and of loss.
Love on the Borders by Martin Bax £7.99
Follow spirited 40-something Celestine as she walks the length of Offa’s Dyke – and recalls past passions, conjuring up discarded lovers and imagining what might have been. An immensely engaging story of love, lust and the power of the imagination.