Romance books

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‘Darling of my heart’: the irresistible love story of the Ladies of Llangollen
For 50 years, Sarah Ponsonby and Eleanor Butler shared a home – and a bed – in Wales. It was a fantastically brave choice in the 18th century, offering a roadmap for the women who followed them

Emma Beddington

31, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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A romance novelist came back to life. Angry fans say she faked her death
Scandal and despair hit the romance community when Susan Meachen was purportedly bullied into suicide. Was it a hoax?

J Oliver Conroy

14, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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How would you fake your own death? For years I’ve pondered this question …
The internet has made this easier than ever to engineer – as long as you’re careful about which version of yourself you’re killing off

Jack Vening

12, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The love boom: why romance novels are the biggest they’ve been for 10 years
The books that might once have been hidden in bedside drawers are flying off the shelves – and young readers are the driving force. How did happy ever after come back in fashion?

Ella Braidwood

13, Dec, 2022 @3:41 PM

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Where the Crawdads Sing review – hit novel crashes on the big screen
The Reese Witherspoon-produced adaptation of the best-seller remains faithful to the fantasies of the book, for better and mostly for worse

Adrian Horton

12, Jul, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between review – charming Netflix romance
The streamer’s latest YA offering from the producers of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a surprising romcom winner

Adrian Horton

05, Jul, 2022 @11:00 PM

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‘Queer, hilarious and full of joy’: the rise of LGBTQ+ romance fiction
Author Laura Kay is part of a new wave of authors releasing uplifting queer literature that casts its characters as the heroes of their lives – not the victims

Ella Braidwood

21, Jun, 2022 @2:19 PM

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The Time Traveler’s Wife review – far too much ick factor to be truly great
Steven Moffat’s adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger’s 2003 bestseller is witty and well done, but it can’t overcome the novel’s depressingly old-fashioned and iffy implications

Lucy Mangan

16, May, 2022 @9:05 PM

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Beyond Bridgerton: what Regency romance was really like
The ballgowns and handsome suitors make it seem appealing on TV and in fiction – but was finding a partner in the era actually that romantic?

Felicity Day

31, Mar, 2022 @11:48 AM

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When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo review – a deeply satisfying debut
This spirited Trinidadian love story about a gravedigger and a medium has echoes of Dickens

Hephzibah Anderson

06, Mar, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Selling romance and erotica books during my breakup taught me about heartbreak | Patrick Lenton
I didn’t just think a happily ever after was far-fetched – it would have been hard to convince me of a happily ever occurring again

Patrick Lenton

15, Feb, 2022 @4:20 AM

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Putting some romance back into our lives | Brief letters
Brief letters: Romance novels | Buses for all | Keeping warm | Tearless onions

17, Jan, 2022 @4:27 PM

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