Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 22/07/2021
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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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241988688
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 248g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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A little disappointed..
I read this book a few months ago and I was not very impressed. The booked seemed as if it was dragging on and on. I found it boring and felt like nothing ... READ MORE
Mya Macleod
An emotional but uplifting feminist read
Thank you to Penguin for having me as part of this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! To be complet... READ MORE
The ultimate remedy
I began this book a midst the worst break up of all my 31 years, and every chapter resonated with me. I found myself rationing the pages because I didn’t w... READ MORE
Lucy Morgan
I absolutely adored Ghosts by Dolly Alderton. This book perfectly represents what dating via apps in 2022 is genuinely like, from the way people manipulate... READ MORE
Georgia Hannah
Exhausting to read
Reading Ghosts felt like experiencing an existential crisis. I enjoyed some of the relationships in the story - especially Nina and Lola's friendship - but... READ MORE
Elizabeth (Llandudno)
A millenial must-read!
This review goes out to all the Millenials out there, still clinging onto a much simpler time (and I mean that in an absolutely complimentary way!) and loo... READ MORE
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