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Ten Things I've Learnt About Love

(2013)
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About to turn 30, Alice is the youngest of three daughters and the black sheep of her family. Drawn to traveling in far-flung and often dangerous countries, she has never enjoyed the closeness with her father that her two older sisters have and has eschewed their more conventional career paths. She has left behind a failed relationship in London with the man she thought she might marry and is late to hear the news that her father is dying. She returns to the family home only just in time to say good-bye.

Daniel is called many things - "tramp", "bum", "lost". He hasn't had a roof over his head for almost 30 years, but he once had a steady job and a passionate love affair with a woman he's never forgotten. To him, the city of London has come to be like home in a way that no bricks-and-mortar dwelling ever was. He makes sculptures out of the objects he finds on his walks throughout the city - bits of string and scraps of paper, a child's hair tie, and a lost earring - and experiences synesthesia, a neurological condition that causes him to see words and individual letters of the alphabet as colors. But as he approaches his 60s his health is faltering, and he is kept alive by the knowledge of one thing - that he has a daughter somewhere in the world whom he has never been able to find.

A searching and inventive debut, Ten Things I've Learnt About Love is a story about finding love in unexpected places, about rootlessness and homecoming, and the power of the ties that bind. It announces Sarah Butler as a major new talent for telling stories that are heart-wrenching and unforgettable.

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October 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ten Things Ive Learnt About Love
Author(s): Sarah Butler
ISBN: 1-4104-6300-1 / 978-1-4104-6300-5 (USA edition)
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Title: Ten Things I've Learnt About Love
Author(s): Sarah Butler
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Title: Ten Things I've Learnt About Love
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ISBN: 1-59420-533-7 / 978-1-59420-533-0 (USA edition)
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January 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Ten Things I've Learnt About Love
Author(s): Sarah Butler
ISBN: 1-4472-2249-0 / 978-1-4472-2249-1 (UK edition)
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ten Things I've Learnt about Love
Author(s): Sarah Butler
ISBN: 0-14-312560-5 / 978-0-14-312560-0 (UK edition)
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January 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ten Things I
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January 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ten Things I've Learnt About Love
Author(s): Sarah Butler
ISBN: 1-4472-2250-4 / 978-1-4472-2250-7 (UK edition)
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ten Things I've Learnt About Love
Author(s): Sarah Butler
ISBN: 1-4472-2971-1 / 978-1-4472-2971-1 (UK edition)
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July 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ten Things I've Learnt About Love: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Butler
ISBN: 1-4821-0098-3 / 978-1-4821-0098-3 (USA edition)
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July 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ten Things I've Learnt about Love
Author(s): Sarah Butler
ISBN: 1-62460-579-6 / 978-1-62460-579-6 (USA edition)
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Title: Ten Things I've Learnt about Love
Author(s): Sarah Butler
ISBN: 1-62460-580-X / 978-1-62460-580-2 (USA edition)
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Title: Ten Things I've Learnt about Love
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Title: Ten Things I've Learnt about Love
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Title: Ten Things I've Learnt About Love: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Butler
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January 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ten Things I've Learnt About Love
Author(s): Sarah Butler
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