Ten Things I've Learnt About Love
Alice is back in the family house that has never felt like home, waiting out the last few days of her father's life and yearning to escape. Across the city, a homeless man named Daniel searches for the daughter he has always loved but never met.
Connected by a secret, Alice and Daniel are about to cross paths in unexpected and life-changing ways . . .
Alice has just returned to London from months of travelling abroad. She is late to hear the news that her father is dying, and arrives at the family home only just in time to say goodbye. Daniel hasn't had a roof over his head for years, but to him the city of London feels like home in a way that no bricks and mortar ever did. He spends every day searching for his daughter; the daughter he has never met. Until now . . . Heart-wrenching and life-affirming, Ten Things I've Learnt About Love is a unique story of love lost and found, of rootlessness and homecoming and the power of the ties that bind. It is a story for fathers and daughters everywhere from debut novelist, Sarah Butler.
‘A very enjoyable read . . . subtle and clever’ Clare Morrall, Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Astonishing Splashes of Colour
‘A hymn to London – poetic and incantatory. The gripping, hopeful love story is deftly threaded through wonderfully detailed, sensuous prose’. Martina Evans
‘Sarah Butler writes a very real London, linking paths through the city with a moving, eloquent story of love, loss and family’