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The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

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*The international bestseller**
One of the BBC’s ‘100 Novels that Shaped the World’*

“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…” 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. 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.

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. . .

‘Enlightening, enthralling. An affecting paean to faith and love’ Metro
‘Colourfully woven and beguilingly intelligent’ Daily Telegraph’The past and present fit together beautifully in a passionate defence of passion itself’ The Times

ISBN 9780241972939

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*The international bestseller**
One of the BBC’s ‘100 Novels that Shaped the World’*

“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…” 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. 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.

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. . .

‘Enlightening, enthralling. An affecting paean to faith and love’ Metro
‘Colourfully woven and beguilingly intelligent’ Daily Telegraph’The past and present fit together beautifully in a passionate defence of passion itself’ The Times

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