You Left Early : A True Story of Love and Alcohol, Hardback Book

You Left Early : A True Story of Love and Alcohol Hardback

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`Spectacular. I can't stop thinking about it. Louisa Young is a beautiful, beautiful writer' Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love This brutal, beautiful memoir from award-winning novelist Louisa Young is a heartbreaking portrayal of love, grief and the merciless grip of addiction. Louisa first met Robert Lockhart when they were both 17.

Their stop-start romance lasted decades, in which time he became a celebrated composer and she, an acclaimed novelist.

Always snapping at their heels was Robert's alcoholism, a helpless, ferocious dependency that affected his personality before crippling and finally, despite five years of hard-won sobriety, killing him. There are a million love stories, and a million stories of addiction.

This one is truly transcendent. It is at once a compelling portrait of a unique and charismatic man; a bittersweet reflection on an all-consuming love affair; and a completely honest and incredibly affecting guide to how the partner of an alcoholic can possibly survive when the disease rips both their lives apart. This is a hugely important book - raw and unflinching but also uplifting and elegiac, it should be essential reading for anybody who's ever lost someone they loved.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9780008265175

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