Ghosts by Dolly Alderton

Ghosts

Dolly Alderton

Nina George Dean is a 30-something single female living in London searching for Mr Right. At the start, I was fooled into thinking she was just another Bridget Jones wannabee with the promise of a happily-ever-after ending. Yet I was pleasantly surprised to find a deeper layer to Nina's story; one which was compelling, touching and very real.

Extract

'If you're a woman in your thirties and you want a family, you're at the behest of the impulses of flaky men. They make all the rules and we just have to obey. You're not allowed to say what you want or what has upset you because there's always this undetonated bomb underneath the relationship that goes off if you seem too "intense".'

Parallels
  • Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
  • The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
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