Conversations on Love by Natasha Lunn

Title: Conversations on Love

Author: Natasha Lunn

Genre: Nonfiction

Publisher: Viking

Publication Date: 15th July 2021

Rating: 5/5



After years of feeling that love was always out of reach, journalist Natasha Lunn set out to understand how relationships work and evolve over a lifetime. She turned to authors and experts to learn about their experiences, as well as drawing on her own, asking: How do we find love? How do we sustain it? And how do we survive when we lose it? 

In Conversations on Love she began to find the answers:

Philippa Perry on falling in love slowly
Dolly Alderton on vulnerability
Stephen Grosz on accepting change
Candice Carty-Williams on friendship
Lisa Taddeo on the loneliness of loss
Diana Evans on parenthood
Emily Nagoski on the science of sex
Alain de Botton on the psychology of being alone
Esther Perel on unrealistic expectations
Roxane Gay on redefining romance

and many more…


As soon I saw the list of people Natasha Lunn had spoken to whilst writing this beautiful book, I knew it would be brilliant. Lunn looks at the many different aspects of love, both romantic and otherwise, and she speaks to an intelligent, diverse and fascinating group of people about their views and experiences on the subject.

Lunn focusses on three areas: how do we find love, how do we sustain love and how do we survive losing love? She brings her own life experiences to the table in a candid, relatable and insightful manner then incorporates that with her conversations with her interviewees. The result is a beautiful and sensitive exploration of possibly the most important aspect of life. This book is so special and I honestly can’t think of how anyone could fail to find it both comforting and moving. Love is one of life’s biggest mysteries but Conversations on Love goes some way to helping us understand it. I couldn’t recommend this smart, gorgeously written and thought provoking read any more highly.

I very kindly received a copy of the book from the publisher. My review is entirely my own honest opinion.

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