Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

Everything I Know About Love is Dolly Alderton's searing memoir of her twenties. It details love and loss, homes, jobs, hedonism, unwavering friendship, feeling like you are not enough, finally figuring out that you are. It is hilarious, familiar, so candid that it hurts, and in parts, almost unbearably sad. Alderton is a journalist and … Continue reading Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

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The March Edit

So, it's the end of my first month of blogging, and it's my first attempt at wrapping everything up neatly into one, semi-coherent post. Apologies if I don't get this quite right yet, I am still figuring out the way I want to do everything. I'm sure I will fiddle around with this format over … Continue reading The March Edit

Exit West: Mohsin Hamid at the London Review Bookshop

Last month I attended a Mohsin Hamid event at the London Review Bookshop. Hamid was in conversation with Alex Clark, a literary journalist who writes for the Guardian, about his 2017 Man Booker shortlisted Exit West--which has just been released in paperback. Hamid and Clark spoke for about 45 minutes, including a reading from Exit … Continue reading Exit West: Mohsin Hamid at the London Review Bookshop

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is a novel about loneliness, trauma, and the unequaled power of friendship. At its centre is entirely convincing and yet unlikely heroine, Eleanor, who is not certainly not fine. The story follows her life on the outskirts of society, the habits she has constructed to shelter herself, and the way she … Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman