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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything

by Elizabeth Gilbert - £8.99  Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2007)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780747585664 | ISBN 10: 0747585660

A funny, tender, utterly beguiling story about a woman's search for happiness.
 
It’s 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She’s in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they’re trying for a baby – and she doesn’t want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance.
 
So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed identical twins and gains twenty-five pounds, an ashram in India, where she finds that enlightenment entails getting up in the middle of the night to scrub the temple floor, and Bali where a toothless medicine man of indeterminate age offers her a new path to peace: simply sit still and smile. And slowly happiness begins to creep up on her.

(Price & availability last checked: January 2019)

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