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A breathtaking new novel from the bestselling author of Hideous Kinky, I Couldn't Love You More will delight fans of Maggie O'Farrell's The Hand that First Held Mine, Colm Toibin's Brooklyn and The Testament of Mary, David Nicholls's Sweet Sorrow and Ann Patchett's The Dutch HouseEsther Freud's Sunday Times-bestselling work has sold over 150,000 copies TCM in the UK alone; her now classic debut novel Hideous Kinky was adapted for a film starring Kate WinsletUnravelling the lost history of the women abandoned and exploited in one of the darkest chapters of Irish history, I Couldn't Love You More is a heartbreaking, life-affirming read and a sure-fire hit across literary prizes and book groups alikeEsther Freud trained as an actress before writing her first novel, Hideous Kinky, which was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys prize and made into a film starring Kate Winslet. After publishing her second novel, Peerless Flats, she was chosen as one of Granta's Best Young British novelists. Her other books include The Sea House, Lucky Break, and Mr Mac and Me, which won Best Novel in the East Anglian Book Awards. She contributes regularly to newspapers and magazines, and teaches creative writing with her own local group. Her first full length play Stitchers was produced at the Jermyn St Theatre in 2018, and in 2019 she was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. I Couldn't Love You More is her ninth novel. She lives in London. www.estherfreud.co.ukAn unforgettable novel of mothers and daughters, wives and muses, secrets and outright lies 'Freud is a modern literary rarity: a born storyteller' THE TIMES 'Such a powerful book' RICHARD CURTIS 'Delivers an emotional punch that left me in tears' RACHEL JOYCE 'Utterly compelling' HANNAH ROTHSCHILD 'I couldn't love it more' POLLY SAMSON 'I loved this book' AMANDA CRAIG 'Completely, inspiringly wonderful' BARBARA TRAPIDO 'Breathtakingly beautiful' JULIET NICOLSON AN EVENING STANDARD BOOK OF 2021 Rosaleen is still a teenager, in the early Sixties, when she meets the famous sculptor Felix Lichtman. Felix is dangerous, bohemian, everything she dreamed of in the cold nights at her Catholic boarding school. And at first their life together is glitteringly romantic - drinking in Soho, journeying to Marseilles. But it's not long before Rosaleen finds herself fearfully, unexpectedly alone. Desperate, she seeks help from the only source she knows, the local priest, and is directed across the sea to Ireland on a journey that will seal her fate. Kate lives in Nineties London, stumbling through her unhappy marriage. But something has begun to stir in her. Close to breaking point, she sets off on a journey of her own, not knowing what she hopes to find. Aoife sits at her husband's bedside as he lies dying, and tells him the story of their marriage. But there is a crucial part of the story missing and time is running out. Aoife needs to know: what became of Rosaleen? Spanning three generations of women, I Couldn't Love You More is an unforgettable novel about love, motherhood, secrets and betrayal - and how only the truth can set us free. An unforgettable novel of mothers and daughters, wives and muses, secrets and outright liesFreud's book unpicks the promise of liberation - who enjoys it, who pays the price ...The sharp intimacy of the writing is ... full of compassion and a profound decencyI devoured it in two sittings, hungrily and impatient for more ... A loving tale of motherhood through the ages while taking in how badly women have been treated simply for being women. You will weep with happiness and sadnessHits that tricky sweet spot between commercial and literary fiction . Freud's darting, impressionistic prose is full of richesHeart-breaking . Shrewd yet tender, stirring as well as harrowing, it's a tragic saga that nonetheless keeps the door ajar for redemptionA tender portrait of three women carrying trauma, pain and the emotional weight of their respective relationships . Freud's prose is bridled and poignant . DevastatingI Couldn't Love You More is completely, inspiringly wonderful. I read it non-stop through the night, finding myself simultaneously uplifted and wrung out by the emotional power of the story and by its ambitious social and historical range. It couldn't be betterThis is such a powerful book - it unravels a deep tragedy in three miraculously entwined stories, in three different times, mothers and daughters linked by sorrow and love. It's a gently told story of harsh, harsh events - a mystery story of separation and sorrow that is finally resolved with truth and warmth, but with no punches pulled. It's a book about shame and the evil men do, but also about strength and the possibility of salvation in the face of one of the great scandals of the last centuryThis exquisite family saga reads as a love letter between four generations of women. Everything is here; family ghosts, the bond between mothers and daughters, cruelty, endurance, the difficulty of love, and a faith in the possibility of healing - even after years of separation. This tender, elegant book delivers an emotional punch that left me in tearsA new Esther Freud novel is always such a treat and I couldn't love this one moreBeautiful, moving, wonderful ... Let me be the first (but not the last) to say I couldn't love it moreA memorable read with some lessons to be learnedA beautiful and quietly powerful novel of cruelty, humanity and loveIn this fascinating novel, Freud interweaves the stories of a daughter, mother and grandmother to show how past hurts and dreams drip down through generations. The women's characters and circumstances are beautifully evoked as are their struggles not to be defined by men or convention. Freud knits their plights together to create an utterly readable and compelling narrativeFreud is a consummate novelist. Her research is always thorough (in this one intensely imagined and vividly observed), her characters alive . her story page-turning, complex and emotionally satisfyingI love this book. It feels like the novel Esther Freud has been waiting to write her whole life. The tenderness of the mother-daughter bond, the cruelties and prejudice of old Ireland, the vitality of 1960s London all beautifully realisedI hugely enjoyed it. She is such a compelling writer, so good at evoking atmosphereA breathtakingly beautiful book, a story of absolutely vivid originality but also one that addresses those fundamental complexities that ripple through human life, transcendent of time and of place and repeated through generations at whatever ageI loved it. I loved its ambition and the dexterity with which it was done, it's poignancy and truth. I hope it does brilliantlyFreud is a modern literary rarity: a born storyteller, poetic but never overwrought; thoughtful but never showyAs close to a perfect novel as anything I've read in a long timeFull of pitch-perfect observation, spiced with wry humourYou know how it is when a writer draws into a place and you begin to feel it is more substantial than the one around you? That is how this book was for me. I truly loved itIn a culture which dins with brashness and self-advertisement, attending to Esther Freud's still, truthful voice becomes not only a pleasure but a necessityA highly talented writerA superbly gifted writer ... Freud creates relationships so fraught and delicate that at times the characters can hardly bear to examine them ... She explores them with a dazzling clarity that reveals her true, writer's callingA consummate novelist ... Intensely imagined and vividly observed ... Page-turning, complex and emotionally satisfyingEvery bit as much as a whodunnit or a thriller, but with no genre clichés or conventions to obey, just the emotional logic of the book. Which is heart-rending and devastating and wonderful and uniquely gripping. And on the micro level, the quality of the writing - the words, the sentences - is flawlessly goodA powerful meditation on love and betrayal, motherhood, human vulnerability and resilience, secrets, disappointment and lossFreud takes a kaleidoscopic approach to storytelling, shifting time frames and points of view ... Freud brings empathy to the story, her own mother having escaped this fate

Product Details

Title: I Couldn't Love You More
Author: Esther Freud
SKU: BK0457147
EAN: 9781526629920

About Author

Esther Freud trained as an actress before writing her first novel, Hideous Kinky, which was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys prize and made into a film starring Kate Winslet. After publishing her second novel, Peerless Flats, she was chosen as one of Granta's Best Young British novelists. Her other books include The Sea House, Lucky Break, and Mr Mac and Me, which won Best Novel in the East Anglian Book Awards. She contributes regularly to newspapers and magazines, and teaches creative writing with her own local group. Her first full length play Stitchers was produced at the Jermyn St Theatre in 2018, and in 2019 she was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. I Couldn't Love You More is her ninth novel. She lives in London.

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