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  • Published: 4 January 2016
  • ISBN: 9781846558849
  • Imprint: Harvill Secker
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $35.00
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Of Love and Desire




A beautiful gift book of poems on the subjects of love and desire by one of the UKs best-loved writers, author of Captain Corellis Mandolin.

Of Love and Desire is a rich collection of love poems from Louis de Bernières, written over a lifetime, and capturing its many forms – from rapture, infatuation, urgency, to sorrow, heartache and disillusion.

Poetry was de Bernières’ first and greatest literary love, a passion evident in the musicality and emotion of his poems, which are full of stories and the truth of lived experience. This, his second collection, bears the mark of many influences, from the classical Persian poets, to Neruda, to Quintus Smyrnaeus, to Brian Patten.

Beautifully illustrated by Donald Sammut, this is an indispensable companion on the lover’s journey.

  • Published: 4 January 2016
  • ISBN: 9781846558849
  • Imprint: Harvill Secker
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $35.00
Categories:

About the authors

Louis de Bernieres

Louis de Bernières is the bestselling author of Captain Corellis Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best Book in 1995. His most recent books are So Much Life Left Over and The Dust That Falls From Dreams, the short story collection Labels and the poetry collection The Cat in the Treble Clef.

Praise for Of Love and Desire

An unexpected delight…[de Bernieres] is a gifted poet… There are poems in this collection that certainly bear comparison with the greats… Here (beautifully illustrated by Donald Sammut) is lost love and the sadness of memory transformed into words that glitter – mined like jewels from the heart.

Bel Mooney, Daily Mail

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