Author(s): Dolly Alderton

Contemporary Fiction

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. 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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The bestselling razor-sharp debut novel by the author of Everything I Know About Love

Witty, touching without ever being sentimental, hugely enjoyable -- David Nicholls

It's incredibly moving. The idea of believing in everything and nothing in the same moment. The female friendships were beautifully drawn -- Billie Piper

Ghosts is wonderful. Funny, sharply observed, poignant, and full of truths about life and love and friendship. Matt Haig

This debut novel is a tender, effervescent and deliciously well-observed guide to the complexities of thirty-something life -- Jane Shilling The Daily Mail

Ghosts is an absolute knock-out. Wickedly funny and, at turns, both cynical and sincere, Dolly Alderton's voice feels like your very favourite friend. I devoured it -- Taylor Jenkins-Reid

A sharp-eyed debut . . . Tests the boundaries of what used to be called chick-lit. Guardian

There are sharply skewered set pieces, but also tender observations . . . a promising, deftly written, often entertaining and poignant debut novel.  Sunday Times

Loved it from start to finish, really laugh out loud: well-written, packed with ideas and observations and so engaging I can't put it down. Philippa Perry

General Fields

  • : 9780241988688
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 0.247
  • : April 2021
  • : 3.5 Centimeters X 12.9 Centimeters X 19.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dolly Alderton
  • : Paperback
  • : 2108
  • : en
  • : 823.92
  • : 352