Sophie Ratcliffe is an academic, writer, and literary critic. She teaches English at the University of Oxford, where she is an Associate Professor and Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. She is the author of On Sympathy (Oxford University Press), and edited the authorised edition of P. G. Wodehouse’s letters. In her academic work, she is interested in ideas of emotion and the history of how we feel. She reviews regularly for the national press, and has served as a judge of a number of literary prizes, including the Baillie Gifford and Wellcome Book Prize. Praise for Sophie Ratcliffe ‘Magnificent… ‘The Lost Properties of Love’ is glorious on the journeys of life, love and loss, stirringly intimate, deeply painful, occasionally hilarious. It deserves to do brilliantly.’ Philippe Sands, author of ‘East West Street’ ‘Deeply moving… Sophie Ratcliffe has rummaged in her heart and produced a memoir of books, trains, love and grief. If you have ever lost an umbrella, an earring or someone close to you, you have found your book.’ Andy Miller, author of ‘The Year of Reading Dangerously’ ‘A mesmerising book about the messiness of life, love and marriage, and the pain of losing the one you love. ‘The Lost Properties of Love’ is raw, truthful, witty and occasionally sublime. The inside of your handbag will never seem the same again.’ Paula Byrne, bestselling author of ‘The Real Jane Austen’ ‘Sophie Ratcliffe brings a breathtaking honesty and a cool precision to her imaginative meditation on the lessons of Anna Karenina – it is a true tour de force which is both moving and exhilarating to read.’ Rosamund Bartlett, author of ‘Tolstoy: A Life’ and the translator of ‘Anna Karenina’Read more Read less
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