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  • Published: 24 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241972939
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99

The Forty Rules of Love




A magical, cross-century tale of self-discovery

Ella Rubinstein has a husband, three teenage children, and a pleasant home. Everything that should make her confident and fulfilled. Yet there is an emptiness at the heart of Ella's life - an emptiness once filled by love.

So when Ella reads a manuscript about the thirteenth-century Sufi poet Rumi and Shams of Tabriz, and his forty rules of life and love, she is shocked out of herself. Turning her back on her family she embarks on a journey to meet the mysterious author of this work.

It is a quest infused with Sufi mysticism and verse, taking Ella and us into an exotic world where faith and love are heartbreakingly explored...

  • Published: 24 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241972939
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99

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Praise for The Forty Rules of Love

A gorgeous, jeweled, luxurious book

The Times

Shafak will challenge Paulo Coelho's dominance. With its timely, thought-provoking message . . . The Forty Rules of Love deserves to be a global publishing phenomenon

Independent

Enlightening, enthralling. An affecting paean to faith and love

Metro

Colourfully woven and beguilingly intelligent

Daily Telegraph

The past and present fit together beautifully in a passionate defence of passion itself

The Times

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