Ghosts: Exploring the vanishing points of the dating game

Food writer Dolly Alderton’s new novel is a story of women like herself and the ramifications of their life choices

Dolly Alderton, the author, journalist and podcast host, has published her first novel



By Dolly Alderton

Fig Tree, €14.99

‘“I know this isn’t a comfortable thought,” she said, tentatively reaching up to stroke my ponytail, “but is there any possibility he could have died?”’

In this scene from Dolly Alderton’s debut novel Ghosts, 32-year old protagonist Nina Dean – a successful food writer in the “strangest year” of her life – is lying under a blanket on the sofa with Lola, better known in the book ...