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You old romantics: Ireland's favourite romance reads revealed

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A scene from the film adaptation of Wuthering Heights
A scene from the film adaptation of Wuthering Heights
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A NEW SURVEY has named Ireland’s top ten romance novels.

With that day tomorrow (we won’t talk about it if you don’t), book sellers Eason’s have released what Ireland’s favourite books for getting a little romantic are.

The list includes some staples, such as Romeo and Juliet, but features a couple of surprises, including young adult favourite John Green.

It also has a home-grown flavour, with Cecelia Ahern and WB Yeats featuring.

The list in full:

  • Romeo & Juliet: William Shakespeare
  • Wuthering Heights: Emily Bronte
  • Pride & Prejudice: Jane Austen
  • Ps I Love You: Cecilia Ahern
  • Time Traveller’s Wife: Audrey Niffeneggar
  • The Fault in Our Stars: John Green
  • A Poet to His Beloved: WB Yeats
  • One Day: David Nicholls
  • Me before You: Jojo Moyes
  • The Notebook: Nicholas Sparks

The study shows that 9 in 10 Irish people continue to gift each other in the traditional way of a card on special occasions such as Valentine’s Day, with one in five women buying even more cards than they used to.

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