Ghosts (Hardback)Dolly Alderton (author)
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Already a millennial icon thanks to her Waterstones Books of the Year-shortlisted memoir Everything I Know About Love, Dolly Alderton turns her scalpel-sharp pen to fiction, with this big-hearted debut about the unravelling of a seemingly successful life.
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Debut Book of the Year 2021
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2021
The first novel from the award-winning, bestselling author of Everything I Know About Love.
32-year-old Nina Dean is a successful food writer with a loyal online following, but a life that is falling apart. When she uses dating apps for the first time, she becomes a victim of ghosting, and by the most beguiling of men. Her beloved dad is vanishing in slow motion into dementia, and she's starting to think about ageing and the gendered double-standard of the biological clock. On top of this she has to deal with her mother's desire for a mid-life makeover and the fact that all her friends seem to be slipping away from her...
Dolly Alderton's debut novel is funny, tender and painfully relatable, filled with whip-smart observations about relationships and the way we live today.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 494 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 32 mm
Praise for Dolly Alderton;
'Hilarious and moving. Alderton is Nora Ephron for the millennial generation' - Elizabeth Day
'I loved it so much, I wanted it to go on forever, Dolly Alderton is so gifted at making people care. A rare talent' - Marian Keyes
' A wonderful writer, who will surely inspire a generation the way that Caitlin Moran did before her' - Julie Burchill
'Deeply funny, sometimes shocking, and admirably open-hearted and optimistic... Mesmerising, brilliant ' - The Daily Telegraph
'Sensitive, astute and funny' - The Observer
'Alderton's wise words can resonate with women of all ages. She feels like a best friend and your older sister all rolled into one and her pages wrap around you like a warm hug' - The Evening Standard
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