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You left early : a true story of love and alcohol

Young, Louisa2018
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 an utterly 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.
London : The Borough Press, 2018.
407 pages ; 23 cm
9780008265175 (hbk. :)
Local class:
362.292 Y
Related title:
You Left Early: A True Story of Love and Alcohol [electronic resource]
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