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Learned By Heart

From the award-winning author of Room

Author: Emma Donoghue  

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The sensational new novel from the bestselling author of The Pull of the Stars and The Wonder.

The sensational novel from the bestselling author of The Pull of the Stars and The Wonder.

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The sensational new novel from the bestselling author of The Pull of the Stars and The Wonder.

The sensational novel from the bestselling author of The Pull of the Stars and The Wonder.

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The heartbreaking story of the love of two women - Anne Lister, the real-life inspiration behind Gentleman Jack, and her first love, Eliza Raine - from the bestselling author of Room and The Wonder.'Donoghue conjures a whole new world' - The ObserverIn 1805, at a boarding school in York, two fourteen-year-old girls first meet.Eliza Raine, the orphan daughter of an Indian mother, keeps herself apart from the other girls, tired of being picked out for being different. Anne Lister, a gifted troublemaker, is determined to conquer the world, refusing to bow to society's expectations of what a woman can do.As they fall in love, the connection they forge will remain with them for the rest of their lives.Full of passion and heartbreak, evocative and wholly unique, Learned by Heart is the dazzling novel from acclaimed author Emma Donoghue.

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Critic Reviews

Donoghue's prose is beautiful and beautifully controlled. Simply and without a shred of sentimentality, she evokes a relationship that is convincing and exquisitely touching. The Guardian
The historical setting comes alive in glorious detail . . . over the course of this enthralling novel. The Irish Times
Offers a refreshing perspective on a celebrated figure in LGBTQ+ history Sunday Express
A slow burning love story of first love. The girls do not so much discover love as feel they are inventing it. The Times Literary Supplement
An exquisite coming-of-age love story The Times, 'Historical Fiction Book of the Month'
Spellbinding . . . A moving portrait of two young women who are willing to risk everything for love' Independent
A richly imagined novelistic account of a 19th century love affair Vogue
A fascinating . . . love story that's both queer and multiracial The Washington Post
A master of plot Time
A writer of great vitality and generosity The New Yorker
Set against a vividly realised 1800s England, this spellbinding novel is a stunning character exploration that will move even the steeliest of readers. -- Armistead Maupin, Attitude
Donoghue has created a gripping story of the blistering connection between Anne and Eliza Raine . . . This is richly told and built on meticulous research. Sainsbury's Magazine
Emma Donoghue’s writing is superb alchemy -- Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife
Donoghue delights in the intensity of girlhood . . . The book wears its painstaking research like the light shifts the schoolgirls sleep in. Financial Times
Donoghue is a superb stylist – her prose is stirring and tender The Sunday Times
She can do everything: be funny, be moving, be unflinching yet sensitive, write beautifully nuanced sentences and utterly gripping stories. She can write powerful historical fiction and be absolutely contemporary. And she’s unable to write a line you don't believe -- Joseph O’Connor, author of Star of the Sea
Emma Donoghue is a genius of compassion. With her, the ethical imagination is always paramount. In our fractured world she brings a great sense of repair to us all. Her stories bind us back together -- Colum McCann, internationally bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin

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About the Author

Born in Dublin in 1969, and now living in Canada, Emma Donoghue writes fiction (novels and short stories, contemporary and historical, most recently Haven), as well as drama for screen and stage. Room was a New York Times Best Book of 2010 and a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth and Orange Prizes, selling between two and three million copies in forty languages. Donoghue was nominated for an Academy Award for her 2015 adaptation starring Brie Larson. She co-wrote the screenplay for the film of her 2016 novel The Wonder, starring Florence Pugh (Netflix, 2022). For more information,

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Product Details

Publisher
Pan Macmillan | Picador
Published
24th August 2023
Pages
336
ISBN
9781035017768

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