Journalist Dolly Alderton to release her first novel ‘Ghosts’ in 2020

Book lovers, we’ve got some wonderful news for you. Dolly Alderton is writing a novel. That’s right, the journalist and podcast queen is working on her very first fictional tale and we are VERY excited about it.

The Everything I Know About Love author announced the news on Twitter this evening. Dolly’s novel will be called Ghosts and will be published by Fig Tree Books and Penguin.


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The book, which is bound to be a bestseller, will be released in October 2020.

Speaking about her incredible news, Dolly tweeted, ‘I’m writing a novel! GHOSTS will be published by @Fig_Tree_Books @PenguinUKBooks in October 2020 and I am totally bloody thrilled.’

Ghosts follows 32-year-old Nina, a food-writer whose life is falling apart. The synopsis reads, “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; she’s starting to think about ageing and the gendered double-standard of the biological clock and then she’s got 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.”

The High Low host quickly became one of the strongest and most empowering figures in media over the past few years. Dolly has helped inspire and encourage women with her sheer honesty, quick wit and charm.


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There’s no doubt Ghosts is going to swiftly become a book adored by millions around the world.

We certainly cannot wait to read it.

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