"This anthology is shaped not by literary chronology but by the timeless human drama it records- its five 'acts' move from speculation and COUP DE FOUDRE through the troubled endurings of love - its consummations, dangers, joys, perversions and abdications - to loneliness and memory. In addition, the poems are presented anonymously, so that Marvell's coy lady rubs cold shoulders unexpectedly with Gershwin's naughty baby; and complex psychological fictions are overthrown by squibs. John Fuller provides a provacative introduction to this uniquely expressive handbook of shared emotion."
"A sparkling production... This anthology has already provided hours of absorbing enjoyment" -- Antonia Fraser * Sunday Times * "A very good collection, with a number of surprises" -- Anthony Burgess * Observer * "The perfect gift for lovers" -- Kate Saunders * Cosmopolitan *