Louise Doughty


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in The United Kingdom
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: 3.69 · 28,274 ratings · 2,965 reviews · 21 distinct worksSimilar authors
Apple Tree Yard

3.73 avg rating — 20,721 ratings — published 2013 — 57 editions
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Whatever You Love

3.53 avg rating — 2,555 ratings — published 2010 — 24 editions
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Platform Seven

3.75 avg rating — 1,382 ratings — published 2019 — 8 editions
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Black Water

3.42 avg rating — 1,172 ratings — published 2016 — 26 editions
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Fires in the Dark

4.03 avg rating — 636 ratings — published 2004 — 12 editions
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Stone Cradle

3.87 avg rating — 320 ratings — published 2007 — 10 editions
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A Novel in a Year

3.54 avg rating — 235 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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Crazy Paving

3.25 avg rating — 212 ratings — published 1995 — 6 editions
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An English Murder

3.14 avg rating — 292 ratings — published 1998 — 10 editions
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Dance With Me

2.71 avg rating — 242 ratings — published 1996 — 8 editions
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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

“You should remind yourself that what you love is mortal, that what you love is not your own. It is granted to you the present while, and not irrevocably, nor for ever, but like a fig or a bunch of grapes in the appointed season and if you long for it in the winter, you are a fool.”
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

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