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Can you be in love with two people?

The love-triangle dilemma

So many of the great romances in novels and movies are love triangles. Just think of Outlander, The Hunger Games, Rebecca, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Great Gatsby, The Notebook and one of my old favourites from long ago: Dr. Zhivago. What is it about these relationships that keep us turning the pages?


I guess two people falling in love, getting married and living happily ever after is boring! We must all be yearning for conflict, tension, high stakes, rash decisions and maybe we enjoy living all this vicariously.


There’s a love triangle in my novel The Way Things Fall and I’d love to hear your views on it and to learn which novels or movies you’ve particularly enjoyed that have this theme – and why you liked them.

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