Released on 06 January 2006.

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Four Letters Of Love

3.82 based on 1488 ratings & 164 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

'When I was twelve years old God spoke to my father for the first time. God didn't say much. He told my father to be a painter and left it at that . . . ' So begins Niall Williams' magical tale about love and destiny.

Nicholas Coughlan and Isabel Gore were made for each other -- but fate doesn't always take the easiest or the most obvious route to true love. For a start, Nicholas and Isabel have never met and nor are they likely to, without some kind of divine intervention. But as God, ghosts, a series of coincidences and seemingly chance events and encounters conspire to bring the couple together, other -- often more human -- forces attempt to keep them apart. 'What will be, will be,' of course, but that doesn't guarantee a happy-ever-after ending, nor answer the question 'Will they, won't they?'

Written in a lyrical, lilting tone, Four Letters of Love is a glorious, uplifting story about faith, about seizing the moment, believing in your instincts and acting on impulse -- and about following your heart, no matter where it may lead.

In the media

This book can rightly claim its place among the classics of Irish literature. A wonderfully affecting love story
Belfast Telegraph
A delicate and graceful love story that is also an exaltation of love itself . . . a luminously written, magical work of fiction . . . Extraordinarily rooted in the Irish language and landscape . . . Yet in its serious fancifulness, its feverish intensities, Four Letters of Love also gives us Niall Williams's own Ireland, a place devoted to the belief in miracles and the obsessive power of love
New York Times
A breathtaking affirmation of miracles and the power of human love
The Times