Love, etc (novel)

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Love, etc
First edition (UK)
AuthorJulian Barnes
CountryUnited Kingdom
PublisherJonathan Cape (UK)
Knopf (US)
Publication date
2000 (UK), 2001 (US)
Media typePrint, Audio & eBook
Preceded byTalking it Over 

Love, etc is a novel by Julian Barnes published in 2000, although it is also the title of a French film based on his earlier novel Talking it Over.[1]


Love, etc was written some ten years after Talking it Over and is set ten years later. In the intervening period Stuart, the protagonist, has emigrated to America, remarried, opened a restaurant, got divorced and returned to England where he has set up a successful organic food business. Meanwhile, Oliver and Gillian and their two daughters live in a small flat in north-east London, Oliver still seeks success as a writer supported by Gillian's picture restoration. Stuart appears to have forgiven Oliver for stealing his wife and offers him a job as a driver...


  1. ^ Showalter, Elaine (4 August 2000). "Careless talk costs wives". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 June 2014.

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