How Much the Heart Can Hold: Seven Stories on Love (Paperback)
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How Much the Heart Can Hold: Seven Stories on Love (Paperback)

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'Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.'
Zelda Fitzgerald

Love is not a singular concept.

In this collection, seven award-winning authors explore seven concepts of love: from Philautia, self-love, to Agape, love for humanity; and from Storge, a natural affection for family, to Mania, a frenzied, obsessive love.

Seven authors; seven short stories; seven flashes of love.

This paperback edition of How Much the Heart Can Hold includes the winning short story from the SceptreLoves short story Prize.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781473649453
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 132 g
Dimensions: 197 x 136 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
With prose that is occasionally astonishing, these stories muddy the waters of the literature on love in the best possible way. * Financial Times *
Startlingly original stories * Sunday Express S Magazine *
All seven [stories] score an outright win in the battle to make the ethereal real. * Country Life *
Together they assert that love is more heart-breaking and transforming than the word necessarily conveys. * Observer *

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“Seven Greek definitions on the theme of love. ”

Many will know of my passion for short stories so when How Much the Heart Can Hold arrived for review I was just as keen to get into this outstanding collection of stories on love. The real beauty of this book lies in... More

Hardback edition
14th November 2016
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Hux - Blogger, @littlehux

“A fascinating collection of stories from an array of brilliant authors”

Books of short stories, it turns out, are great for times when you cannot concentrate on a full novel. Nerys (pictured below) arrived on the scene on the 12th of April, a contradiction of teeth and cuddles, and so my... More

Hardback edition
3 similar books recommended
24th April 2017
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“A varied, interesting, contemplative collection”

Seven stories about seven forms of love. Can there be that many really? Well yes as How Much the Heart Can Hold shows. Each of the stories in this collection focus on a different form of love: La Douleur Exquise – the... More

Hardback edition
27th February 2018
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