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60 Lovers To Make And Do | Sophie Herxheimer

60 Lovers To Make And Do | Sophie Herxheimer


A TLS Book Of The Year 2020


“The festive mischief of Sophie Herxheimer’s 60 Lovers to Make and Do will lift even the worst Covidian doldrums.” – Marina Warner


“Sophie Herxheimer is a genius.” – Andrea Reece, Manager of National Poetry Day

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From the author of Velkom to Inklandt  (a Sunday Times poetry book of the year and Observer poetry book of the month).

In 60 Lovers To Make And Do, Sophie Herxheimer imagines a litany of characters who make companions for themselves from everyday objects.

She tabled a lover from icing sugar,
a barometer and an obscure stringed instrument,
he was Pegasus-like, defying gravity.
They soared all over the cosmos
moaning and melting …

Each woman animates her creation with reflected desires and frustrations. Their absurd, often funny stories distill into familiar loves, which take flight, fail, or settle somewhere between a compromise and a perky arrangement.

Herxheimer’s glorious collages evoke both the seasons of a year and a lifetime — extraordinary objects of private devotion are prised from chandeliers and trees, skirting boards and biscuits.

Weight 350 g
Dimensions 188 × 130 × 20 mm

Sophie Herxheimer





1 review for 60 Lovers To Make And Do | Sophie Herxheimer

  1. Wendy Werris

    I’m an old friend of Sophie’s, and of course want to buy a copy of the new book. It looks superb, like all her other work!
    The only glitch is that I live in America, Los Angeles to be precise, and want to include the cost of shipping in my order. Please let me know what Air Mail to the US will be, and how to pay you for that. Separately? Thanks for your help.
    Warm regards,
    Wendy Werris

  2. David

    That’s fine. Just add your shipping address in the checkout and the postage costs will be added.

    Please note that you can sometimes get reduced shipping rates if you order through a bookshop in the USA. Our books are distributed through any Ingram company internationally to bookshops. They will be in stock at our distributor in less than a week and can be pre-ordered. “Dues” to bookshops will be fulfilled next week.

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