The Forty Rules of Love


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<p><b>*The international bestseller from the author of the Booker-shortlisted novel, <i>10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World</i>*</b><br><br>* <b>One of the BBC's '100 Novels that Shaped the World'* </b><br><br><b>"Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven't loved enough..." </b><br><br>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.<br><br>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, her world is turned upside down. She embarks on a journey to meet the mysterious author of this work.<br><br>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. . .<br><br><b>'Enlightening, enthralling. An affecting paean to faith and love' <i>Metro</i></b><br><br><b>'Colourfully woven and beguilingly intelligent' <i>Daily Telegraph</i></b><br><br><b>'The past and present fit together beautifully in a passionate defence of passion itself' <i>The Times</i><br><br>*** ELIF SHAFAK'S NEW NOVEL, </b><i><b>THERE ARE RIVERS IN THE SKY</b></i><b>, IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW ***</b></p>

Book information

ISBN: 9780241972939
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 350
Weight: 260g
Height: 130mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 24mm