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Ghosts: The Debut Novel from the Bestselling Author of Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

'The perfect no-holds-barred modern day rom-com' Stylist

'A poignant, funny tale of early-thirties love and loss' Sunday Times
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Nina Dean has arrived at her early thirties as a successful food writer with loving friends and family, plus a new home and neighbourhood. When she meets Max, a beguiling romantic hero who tells her on date one that he's going to marry her, it feels like all is going to plan.

A new relationship couldn't have come at a better time - her thirties have not been the liberating, uncomplicated experience she was sold. Everywhere she turns, she is reminded of time passing and opportunities dwindling. Friendships are fading, ex-boyfriends are moving on and, worse, everyone's moving to the suburbs. There's no solace to be found in her family, with a mum who's caught in a baffling mid-life makeover and a beloved dad who is vanishing in slow-motion into dementia.

Dolly Alderton's debut novel is funny and tender, filled with whip-smart observations about relationships, family, memory, and how we live now.
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'I loved it - Dolly Alderton has clearly mastered every form of writing. Which is a surprise to nobody' Candice Carty-Williams

'Wise, funny, tender and true, sharply-observed and utterly hilarious. Dolly Alderton's talent is phenomenal' Elizabeth Day

'A fascinating, perceptive look at what it means to be a thirty-something woman . . . Sharply observed, sometimes tender, sometimes tart, Ghosts will resonate with so many women' Red, The Best Books to Read this October

'Really laugh out loud . . . so engaging I can't put it down' Philippa Perry

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Ghosts Reviews


I absolutely adored it. So clever and funny and such a treat. The pages really did turn themselves * Cathy Rentzenbrink *
Dolly Alderton's writing is incredibly intimate, tender, and observant. Ghosts is a fantastic novel about friendship, family, and love * Holliday Grainger *
A stunning achievement: I was laughing out loud, doing my best a few minutes later not to burst into tears and then angry that it had all come to an end. So moving, so funny, so beautifully written and so poignant. Brilliant * Stanley Tucci *
Utter BRILLIANCE. Dolly is such an insightful commentator on love, longing, friendship and emotional landscapes. I absolutely LOVED it! * Marian Keyes *
I loved it. Had me howling with laughter and recognition! * Bryony Gordon *
You know a book has hit the spot when you've decided before finishing which friend you're going to pass it to. The writer's skill at dissecting love and relationships translates seamlessly into fiction * Evening Standard *
This brilliantly observed novel will make you nod, laugh and cry in recognition * The Sun *
So brilliantly perceptive, packed with pin-sharp observations on every page. Dolly is such a fantastic writer * Jill Mansell *
Such clever writing, wonderfully funny; fab characters and delightful details. Divine * Nina Stibbe *
If you've ever been disappointed by a man it will vindicate every mixed-up emotion you've ever had about it * Laura Jane Williams *
Hilariously cutting, but also sad and insightful. Reading Dolly's writing is like having one of those glorious girls night in, where you drink till the early hours - laughing, venting, and feeling warm and seen * Holly Bourne *
Whip-smart . . . a heartwarming tale of family and friendship * Evening Standard *
Witty, tender, big-hearted * Sainsbury's Magazine *
A few years ago, Alderton seamlessly taped into our psyches with her 2018 memoir Everything I Know About Love. Now she's back with that same signature wit and blistering honesty in her debut novel, Ghosts * Cosmopolitan *
The perfect novel to curl up with . . . Full of smart and resonating reflections on modern life, this is exactly what we're in the mood to read right now * Stylist, Best New Books for October *
A fascinating, perceptive look at what it means to be a thirty-something woman right here, right now . . . Sharply observed, sometimes tender, sometimes tart, Ghosts will resonate with so many women * Red, The Best Books to Read this October *
Dolly sums up life in your thirties with such wit, warmth and accuracy, you won't want it to end * Heat *
Alderton balances heartrending emotion with keen-eyed satire, displaying a flair for metaphor and comic set pieces * Mail on Sunday *
Alderton masterfully exposes the hideous reality of dating in your 30s and how unfair it can be on women who enter the fray in honesty and hope. Hugely emotionally intelligent and often very funny. I adored it * Daily Mail *
There are sharply skewered set pieces, but also tender observations . . . a promising, deftly written, often entertaining and poignant debut novel * Sunday Times *
Funny and insightful, it's a brilliant look at the way we can be haunted by doubts, memories and home * Psychologies *

About Dolly Alderton


Dolly Alderton is an award-winning journalist. She has a column in the Sunday Times and has written for publications including the Daily Telegraph, GQ, Marie Claire, Red and Grazia. She is the co-host of The High Low, a weekly pop culture and current affairs podcast, and also writes for television.

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NGR9780241434543
Ghosts: The Debut Novel from the Bestselling Author of Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton
Dolly Alderton
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Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2020-10-15
352
0241434548
9780241434543
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