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Dolly Alderton is a old journalist, writer and director who indulges in writing about herself in the third person when the medium calls for it. She then likes to read it back in a low, warm, velvety Scottish accent to imagine what it would be like to have Kirsty Young introduce her as a castaway on Desert Island Discs. She is reluctant to reveal too much more about her fantasy episode as she still, perhaps foolishly, holds out hope that one day she will be asked on the show and wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise for everyone. What she will tell you is her choices would include records by John Martyn, The Rolling Stones and Frank Sinatra (always adds a nice note of elegant nostalgia) and her luxury item would be a bed. But that’s all you’re getting.

She is an award-winning journalist (sic?) who has written for The Sunday Times, The Sunday Times Style, The Telegraph, GQ, Red, Marie Claire, Marie Claire Australia, Grazia, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Stylist, ES Magazine, The Evening Standard, House Magazine, Spectator, The Kentish Towner, The Pool, Man Repeller, Vice, Esquire Weekly, GQ.co.uk, Elle.co.uk and The Debrief.

Dolly Alderton is the author of books: Everything I Know About Love, Hopeless Romantic, Allt jag vet om kärlek, Ghosts

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The wildly funny, occasionally heartbreaking internationally bestselling memoir about growing up, growing older, and learning to navigate friendships, jobs, loss, and love along the ride

When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming an adult, journalist and former Sunday Times columnist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In her memoir, she vividly recounts falling in love, finding a job, getting drunk, getting dumped, realizing that Ivan from the corner shop might just be the only reliable man in her life, and that absolutely no one can ever compare to her best girlfriends. Everything I Know About Love is about bad dates, good friends and—above all else— realizing that you are enough.

Glittering with wit and insight, heart and humor, Dolly Alderton’s unforgettable debut weaves together personal stories, satirical observations, a series of lists, recipes, and other vignettes that will strike a chord of recognition with women of every age—making you want to pick up the phone and tell your best friends all about it. Like Bridget Jones’ Diary but all true, Everything I Know About Love is about the struggles of early adulthood in all its terrifying and hopeful uncertainty.
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Allt jag vet om kärlek är en underhållande och insiktsfull, feministisk och rörande debut från Dolly Alderton, en en brittisk röst som av många kallats en Caitlin Moran för millenniegenerationen. Hon väver samman personliga berättelser, skarpa samtidsobservationer, listor och recept till en berättelse som kvinnor i alla åldrar kan känna igen sig i, om en tid i livet då allt fortfarande är odefinierat och hoppfullt.

Att bli vuxen innebär att behöva möta både medgång och motgång, något som journalisten och författaren Dolly Alderton känner väl till. I sina kolumner i Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph och i sin succépodcast The High Low, har hon kastat sig huvudstupa ut i den digitala tidsålderns dejtingkultur.

Hon beskriver starka vänskaper som de ser ut i början av vuxenlivet och kampen för att skapa en karriär och en plats i världen. I den här boken berättar hon ärligt och humoristiskt om hur hon blivit förälskad, men samtidigt inte älskat sig själv, om katastrofala fester med Rod Stewart-tema, om att bli dumpad och om att upptäcka hur viktiga ens vänner är när man försöker finna sin plats i tillvaron.

Dolly Alderton, född 1989, är en brittisk prisvinnande journalist och skriver för flera av landets största tidningar. Hon vann National Book Awards 2018 i kategorin årets biografi och nominerades till både British Book Awards 2019 och Waterstones Book of the Year Award samma år.
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***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.
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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 ' Daily Telegraph

'Sensitive, astute and funny' 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' Evening Standard