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  • Published: 1 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099541387
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

When Love Speaks

Poetry and prose for weddings, relationships and married life.




There are over 200,000 marriages and 7000 civil partnerships per year. This anthology offers over 100 poems and readings which celebrate love and union.

When Love Speaks draws on contains a selection of classic, contemporary, funny and moving writings on love and commitment. From Ovid to Alan Bennett, Shakespeare to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Quaker wedding blessings and Restoration Rakes, this diverse selection shows us how each age has sought to capture love and provides an inspiring choice of readings for weddings.

  • Published: 1 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099541387
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Adam O'Riordan

Adam O'Riordan was born in Manchester in 1982, where he currently lives. In 2008 he became the youngest Poet-in-Residence at The Wordsworth Trust, the Centre for British Romanticism. His first collection In the Flesh (2010) win a Somerset Maugham Award. He is the Academic Director of the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Praise for When Love Speaks

O'Riordan's fresh eyes have turned up some beautiful bits of writing

Dazed and Confused

The delicate introduction makes falling in love seem like the most sensible way to spend your time

Elle

Life is nothing without literature, whether taken in snippets...or in satisfying chunks, like the contents of the new anthology When Love Speaks...plenty to choose from in this collection

Bel Mooney, Daily Mail

Far more, and better, than the routine Valentine's anthology...rings the bells for a garland that revives a stale genre

Boyd Tonkin, Independent

The collected poems and prose extracts successfully fulfill editor Adam O'Riordan's aim to capture 'some of the strangeness of the wedding day' and other aspects of our love lives.

Chrissie Manby, Time Out

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