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Learned By Heart: From the award-winning author of Room

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Description for Learned By Heart: From the award-winning author of Room Hardback. Independent Bookshop Exclusive Limited Edition. Signed by the author and featuring special endpapers and sprayed edges. Adding to the already moving, richly told and gripping collection of historical fiction from Emma Donoghue, Learned By Heart is the breathtaking story of two young girls on the margins of life, forging a connection that will last a lifetime. In 1805, at boarding school in York, two fourteen-year-olds meet – an orphan heiress, sent from India to England at six, and a gifted troublemaker. Anne Lister would go on to be a gifted diarist, famous the world over. But in the early nineteenth century she met Eliza Raine, someone who would change her life for ever. Evocative, captivating and wholly unique, Learned By Heart is the dazzling new novel from acclaimed and bestselling author Emma Donoghue

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 Observer

In 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 ... Read more

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About Emma Donoghue
Born in Dublin in 1969, and now living in Canada, Emma Donoghue writes fiction (novels and short stories, contemporary and historical), 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. ... Read more

Reviews for Learned By Heart: From the award-winning author of Room
Her touch is so light and exuberantly inventive, her insight at once so forensic and intimate, her people so ordinary even in their oddities
The Guardian
A master of plot
A writer of great vitality and generosity
The New Yorker
Emma Donoghue is a genius of compassion. With her, the ethical imagination is ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for Learned By Heart: From the award-winning author of Room

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