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Star-crossed lovers and Russian Counts: how much do you know about romance in fiction? Take our quiz


Whether you believe love makes the world go around, or would like to be rid of the whole silly notion, there are books galore about romantic love and the lengths to which we poor mortals will go in pursuit of it.

Happy, nurturing, selfish, dangerous and destructive: all types of love are on the menu in our quiz.

Do you know your happy endings from your rubble-strewn disasters when it comes to affairs of the fictional heart? Find out, below.



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