Exercises in Loneliness is a collection of philosophical essays on a common topic of solitude that started as a series of blog posts.
“There is something romantic and legendary about loneliness because every knight searches for the Holy Grail on his own. Even the best fairytales are born out of an extreme loneliness. So the secret is to stop asking to be saved and to start saving others. Before long you will see how your own loneliness subsides — like a tide that runs away with sunrise”.
Julia Shuvalova is an award-winning author and translator. Her previous work included publications of prose, poetry and translations of both famous writers and children’s books. After many years of living in the UK she now resides in Moscow, Russia where, in addition to writing and translating, she teaches Languages, performs in concerts, and relaxes with the knitting among her pets.