Louise Doughty





Louise Doughty

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September 04, 1963

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Louise Doughty is a novelist, playwright and critic. She is the author of five novels; CRAZY PAVING, DANCE WITH ME, HONEY-DEW, FIRES IN THE DARK and STONE CRADLE, and one work of non-fiction A NOVEL IN A YEAR. She has also written five plays for radio. She has worked widely as a critic and broadcaster in the UK, where she lives, and was a judge for the 2008 Man Booker Prize for fiction.



Average rating: 3.62 · 5,175 ratings · 909 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
Apple Tree Yard
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 4,327 ratings — published 2013 — 23 editions
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Whatever You Love
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 1,016 ratings — published 2010 — 18 editions
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Fires in the Dark
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 231 ratings — published 2004 — 8 editions
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A Novel in a Year: A Noveli...
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 2007 — 10 editions
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Stone Cradle
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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An English Murder
3.03 of 5 stars 3.03 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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Dance With Me
3.14 of 5 stars 3.14 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1996 — 8 editions
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Crazy Paving
3.08 of 5 stars 3.08 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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Uea Creative Writing: Prose...
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011
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Öngstræti
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2013
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“Love built on pain-the kind that lasts: whatever you love can be taken away from us at any moment but the loss of what we love belongs to us forever.”
Louise Doughty, Whatever You Love

“We discovered that safety and security are commodities you can sell in return for excitement but you can never buy them back.”
Louise Doughty, Apple Tree Yard

“Before my daughter was lost to me, I might have attributed his apparent stillness and control to a lack of feeling, but now I know, to my cost, that appearing unfeeling is the price we sometimes pay for being able to speak at all.”
Louise Doughty, Whatever You Love



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