This book is based on the romantic comedy film which was written and directed by Richard Curtis. It follows the lives of different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Some of the characters have found love. Some have lost it. Some accept their loneliness. Others live in hope. Even the new British Prime Minister’s thoughts are not always on his job because love, actually, is all around us.

You can buy this book as a graded reader – suitable for B1 (Intermediate) level students of English (the book comes with an MP3 file so you can listen to the story as you read along). Get this book here.

WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS

couple, noun [C], two people who are married or having a romantic relationship
interrelated, adjective, connected and have an effect on each other
tale, noun [C], a story
frantic, adjective, extremely hurried and using a lot of energy
Prime Minister, noun [C], the most important minister and leader of the government in some countries which have a parliament

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