The Love Book app - Number 1 Top Paid App on the App Store Books section in 5 countries!

The actress Emma Watson tweeted this about The Love Book app: "so unbelievably obsessed with the lovebook app!such a lovely thing,thank you for putting this out into the world.#poetrylives”

Audio by the award-winning actors Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Watson, Tom Hiddleston, Damian Lewis, Helen McCrory and Gina Bellman.

Apple have selected it as one of their BEST NEW APPS and RECOMMENDED EDUCATION APP on the App Store.
Recommended by Vogue USA and Vogue UK, The Guardian 'Best 20 Apps this week', Woman and Home Top Lifestyle App, Elle, Telegraph, Mail, Harpers Bazaar and The Sunday Times.

The Love Book app is a new interactive anthology of timeless poems, short stories, quotes and letters, all inspired by that most noble (and most troublesome) of emotions: love.

The Love Book interactive app invites you to read and hear great words on love and even record your own version to share across your social networks.

The actors read work from writers including William Shakespeare, J.K. Rowling, Emily Bronte, Maya Angelou, Dorothy Parker, Rumi and E E Cummings.

The Love Book app is created by Allie Esiri, the co-founder and creator of the acclaimed iF Poems app (Apple’s Education: Editors' Choice All Time Favourite App).

Download The Love Book now.


Tom Hiddleston tweeted: .@AllieEsiri has made a wonderful new app: the Love Book. Poetry read by Helena B-C, @lewis-damian, @GinaBellman, Helen McCrory & me). #love

Emma Watson tweeted: @AllieEsiri so unbelievably obsessed with the lovebook app!such a lovely thing,thank you for putting this out into the world.#poetrylives”

National Poetry Day say, "The best poetry app ever.... Particularly good for Adrian Moles (male AND female) stuck for words to express themselves & their hopeless passions. Like having a little Cyrano de Bergerac on permanent stand-by in the palm of your hand."

Simply Wonderful! 5 star review
Version 1.1.0. - Aug 20, 2013

"This app is absolutely amazing. The simple design accents the beauty of each work making the seamless experience resonate with the reader/listener. Thank you for sharing your ingenious idea with the world!!" App Store

"Download the Love Book app and hear the best poems and prose read by some of the best people in the history of people! It will expand minds." Twitter

"I feel like a piggy in a mudbath, bathing in the wonderful readings of Helena B-C, @lewis_damian, @twhiddleston a.o. Loving #thelovebook" Twitter

"My students are going to love this app as much as I do… They don’t know it yet, but it’s going to happen. ;-) #LoveBook" Twitter

"Favorite new app? The Love Book" Twitter

"Love that you have Tom Hiddleston read WH Auden's "Funeral Blues" as that was my favourite Auden poem on the iF Poems app And the JK Rowling ones read by Helena are awesome! This will provide many hours of just listening & reading some of the greatest poetry out there. Thanks so much for making this available to us." Facebook

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What’s New

Version 1.3.3

Updated for iOS 11

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

RaeB ,

Love this! With one suggestion...

I adore this app. I sometimes use it to meditate when I need a soothing, British voice to help me zone out. I also use it to lull me to sleep, much like a lullaby. The only thing I wish I could do with it is hit Play All on My Faves that I have saved, like we can on all of the poems, and listen to those without stop. Also, being able to organize My Faves would be lovely, sometimes I like listening to the same voice for awhile, or the same poet, so having all of my favorite Shakespeare items in one Favorites section, and all of my favorite Tom Hiddleston or Emma Watson read poems in another would be lovely, for example. Other than that, I use it nearly as frequently as my social media apps--and I certainly cannot say that about many other apps.

Meg Ballard ,

New favorite app. More recordings please!

I just bought this app a few days ago, and I absolutely love it. I love poetry (meeting Billy Collins in college was like meeting a rock star to me). This app not only introduced me to new poems, but the actors reading them brought them to life in a new way. The write your own/record your own poem feature saved everything perfectly. I hope there will be more recordings coming soon. I would love to open up this app and hear Benedict Cumberbatch reading "The Good Morrow," or Ewan McGregor, David Tennant or Robbie Coltrane reading Robert Burns.

Noona90 ,

I was sold at Tom Hiddleston +poetry

I bought this lovely app because it combines my love of poetry and Tom Hiddleston :) The app allows you to record the poem or listen to the actors/actresses read it for you. The visuals on this app is appealing and fun. Thank you for such an app now if you'll excuse me I'm off to listen to Tom Hiddleston read my favorite poem via this great app :)


Iliterature Ltd
217.5 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity


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