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Dolly Alderton Books In Order

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Everything I Know About Love (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Dolly Alderton is a bestselling British writer, podcast host, and journalist. She has written the Sunday Times bestselling book, Everything I Know About Love. It is the winner of a national award and has been nominated British Book Award and Waterstones Book of the Year Award. The book has gone for more than 20 translations into foreign languages all over the world. Currently, Aldertonis busy writing the next book of her successful writing career. Alderton holds a bachelor of arts degree from Exeter University and a master of arts degree from City University, London. Before deciding to become a writer, Alderton worked as a freelance journalist. She was employed in that field for almost a decade and was required to write features, columns, and interviews for a number of papers and magazines, including The Telegraph, The New Statesman, Esquire, Sunday Times, ES Magazine, GQ, Grazia, Vice, Marie Claire, Elle, Spectator, Stylist, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Evening Standard, Man Repeller, etc. Between 2015 and 2017, Alderton wrote a weekly column for the Sunday Times on dating advice.

From September 2018, she also started writing a general column for the paper. In 2019, Alderton was nominated for the columnist of the year award by BSME. Besides all these, she regularly contributes to features and interviews for the same magazine. Alderton came third in the Cassandra Jane Memorial Prize for women journalists for her 2014 piece on Desert Island Discs. Working as a pair with Pandora Sykes, Alderton hosts a show called The High Low. She also the co-creator of this show, which is a discussion show about pop culture and current affairs. Over the years, it has emerged as the leading women’s podcast in Britain. As a PR stunt for the release of her debut book, Alderton created a mini-series known as Love Stories and broadcast it on her podcast. In this series, she talked about the most defining relationships of her guests. The guests who featured in this mini-series included Stanley Tucci, Sharon Horgan, Vanessa Kirby, and Lilly Allen.

To do more publicity of her first book, Alderton went on a 22-day tour in 2018-2019, which was produced by the Fane Production company. On this tour, Alderton was in conversation with Lauren Bensted about the topics related to the book’s themes. In addition to working in the fields of journalism and novel writing, Alderton has also tried her hand at writing for TV. Currently, she is working on 2 scripts, one of which is the TV adaptation of her first novel and the second one is a comedy/drama for Tiger Aspect. Before Alderton began writing full time in 2015, She was a full-time worker for TV shows. She landed her first job in 2011 for Monkey Kingdom’s Made in Chelsea. This was followed by working in comedy, entertainment development, and structured reality in the same company. Alderton also worked for 3 years at Objective Productions. She was also a script assistant on Fresh Meat’s final series and was required to direct the BTS videos for the entire last series of the show.

Author Alderton has co-written a short film called Anna Island with Lauren Bensted. The two have also co-directed the short film. Ben Woodsmith was the producer of the film. The actors portraying the lead roles included Harry Michell, Alfie Brown, Sia Berkeley, and Jessie Cave. In 2015, this short film was accepted to be shown at The London Short Film Festival. Before that, Alderton and Bensted had worked on a short documentary as well. Between 2016 and 2018, Alderton was involved in writing a weekly newsletter called The Dolly Mail. This newsletter featured pieces written by her and the writers whose works she liked. It could not gain more than 10,000 subscribers. In 2019, Alderton was asked to be one of the judges for The Women’s Prize in Fiction. Other achievements of author Alderton include being featured on the Forbes’ list, Elle List, and being listed on the official fan-club site of The Rod Stewart. Alderton is represented by Clare Conville at the C&W literary agency.

The debut book written by author Dolly Alderton is entitled ‘Everything I Know About Love’. It was released in February 2020 by the Harper publication. This internationally bestselling memoir is wildly funny and occasionally heartbreaking. It is based on the topics of getting older, learning the idea of navigating through friendships, loss, love, jobs, etc. When the topic of trials & triumphs of growing up into an adult arises, former columnist and journalist Alderton seems to have seen and tried everything. In the memoir, she gives vivid accounts of finding jobs, falling in love, getting over-drunk, facing betrayal, getting dumped, etc. Alderton has also spoken about how she thought the man from a corner shop named Ivan might be the only man she can rely on in her life. Also, she has talked about how she felt there was no comparison to her best friends and girlfriends.

This memoir is about good friends, bad dates, and the realization of being enough for someone. It glitters with heart and humor, insight and wit. The unforgettable debut of author Alderton has woven together satirical observations, personal stories, recipes, several lists, and a few other vignettes that seem to be recognized by women of all age groups. Alderton is sure that this memoir will make the readers want to pick up their phones and let their best friends know everything about it. Just like the Bridget Jones’s Diary, this book also describes early adulthood’s struggles in all its hopeful and terrifying uncertainty. Many readers have felt that this book genuinely funny and lovely in every sense.

The book has made them laugh out loud and cry on & off throughout. This book is light and filled with nostalgia trips. Many prominent critics enjoyed the writing style of author Alderton. They also appreciated her storytelling abilities and praised her efforts in coming up with such a wonderful piece of work. Also, many of the fellow writers have spoken heaps of praise for Alderton and have congratulated her for her mind-blowing debut. Now, she is hopeful of writing many more exciting books in the coming year. The worldwide success of this book allowed author Alderton to develop a huge fan-base for herself. She hopes to increase the number of fans considerably in the future. Until then, Alderton expects her fans to help her debut book become more successful through word of mouth publicity.

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