The first novel from the award-winning, bestselling author of Everything I Know About Love. 'Wise, funny, tender and true, sharply-observed and utterly hilarious. Dolly Alderton's talent is phenomenal' - Elizabeth Day
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.Â 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.
Praise for GHOSTS: 'I loved it - Dolly Alderton has clearly mastered every form of writing.Â Which is a surprise to nobody' - Candice Carty-Williams * 'Really laugh out loud . . .Â so engaging I can't put it down' - Philippa Perry * 'I loved it. Had me howling with laughter and recognition!' - Bryony Gordon * 'So clever and funny and such a treat' - Cathy Rentzenbrink