Love is a curse

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A single sentence, that was all it took to define Cammy’s life. They came as her beloved artist aunt was dying, a teenage Cammy standing by her bedside: ‘Did your mother ever tell you about the curse?’ Cammy is warned that the women in her family are destined always to lose the one they love. She thinks nothing of it – until the day when, in her late twenties, her new boyfriend is hit by a car. Convinced she is to blame, Cammy begins to investigate the one-hundred-and-fifty-year story of a family that is both ordinary and remarkable, tragic and beautiful. But is the curse real, or is there an answer lurking in the letters, diaries and paintings of generations of women whose hearts were broken?

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‘A modern Gothic novel unlike any other, about love and loss echoing through the ages. Sad, sweet, funny and hopeful’ — Emilia Hart (author of Weyward)

From acclaimed author Keith Stuart, author of A Boy Made of Blocks and The Frequency of Us, comes a daring and unique story of heartbreak and hope.

A single sentence was all it took to define Cammy’s life. They came as her beloved artist aunt was dying, a teenage Cammy standing by her bedside: ‘Did your mother ever tell you about the curse?’

Cammy is warned that the women in her family are destined always to lose the one they love. She thinks nothing of it – until the day when, in her late twenties, her new boyfriend is hit by a car. Convinced she is to blame, Cammy begins to investigate the one-hundred-and-fifty-year story of a family that is both ordinary and remarkable, tragic and beautiful.

But is the curse real, or is there an answer lurking in the letters, diaries and paintings of generations of women whose hearts were broken?

‘An original yet entirely universal story – sweeping in its scale, yet sweet-tempered, moving, and just the right amount of spooky. I loved it’ — Samuel Burr (author of The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers)

Love Is a Curse uses Gothic so cleverly. I binged the ending in one sitting and was absolutely gripped (and may have had a tear or two in my eye!)’ — Sarah Brooks (author of The Cautious Traveller’s Guide to the Wasteland)

READERS ARE IN LOVE WITH LOVE IS A CURSE

‘One minute I’m on the edge of my seat and the next I’m reaching for tissues. Love, love, LOVED IT!’
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‘Full of twists and drama and all you need from a good book, a fantastic novel once again bravo!!!’
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‘This has to be my favourite of Keith Stuart’s novels so far. It is an absolute celebration of the pursuit of love through adversity’
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‘This whole book is an entire feeling. It’s raw, gothic, suspenseful, thought provoking and an emotional read. Loved it’
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‘Stuart has a gift for storytelling. Not a word is wasted and it reads beautifully.’
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‘I loved this book. It had everything, suspense, horror, love. You name it this book had it!’
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‘What a fantastic read, everything you’d expect from Keith Stuart and more’
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‘Very well written, with great characters, in whom you become fully invested’
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Weight 0.86 kg
Dimensions 15.2 × 23.4 × 3.3 cm
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