Out on 20 June 2024
Book cover for Learned By Heart

Learned By Heart



20 June 2024
336 pages
Imprint: Picador


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 historical setting comes alive in glorious detail . . . over the course of this enthralling novel.
Offers a refreshing perspective on a celebrated figure in LGBTQ+ history
A slow burning love story of first love. The girls do not so much discover love as feel they are inventing it.