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Good Material Signed First Edition

Dolly Alderton author

Format:Hardback

Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Published:9th Nov '23

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'Leaves you heartsore but happier. Irresistible' RICHARD E. GRANT

'Wise and relatable and pee-your-pants funny... Dolly Alderton is, quite simply, the bard of modern day love' LENA DUNHAM

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Every relationship has one beginning.
This one has two endings.


Andy loves Jen. Jen loved Andy.
And he can't work out why she stopped.

Now he is. . .
1. Without a home
2. Waiting for his stand-up career to take off
3. Wondering why everyone else around him seems to have grown up while he wasn't looking

Set adrift on the sea of heartbreak at a time when everything he thought he knew about women, and flat-sharing, and his friendships has transformed beyond recognition, Andy clings to the idea of solving the puzzle of their broken relationship. Because if he can find the answer to that, then maybe Jen can find her way back to him.

Andy still has a lot to learn, not least his ex-girlfriend's side of the story.

From the bestselling author of Ghosts and Everything I Know About Love: a sharply funny, beautifully observed and exquisitely relatable story of heartbreak and friendship, and how to survive both.

Leaves you heartsore but happier. Irresistible * Richard E. Grant *
Have you ever wondered what a lost love was thinking? In this ingeniously constructed and endlessly amusing novel, Dolly Alderton flips the script on everything we think we know about romantic loss, to bring us an unforgettable character on a deeply relatable downward spiral. Wise and relatable and pee-your-pants funny. I cried by page 5. Dolly Alderton is, quite simply, the bard of modern day love * Lena Dunham *
Witty, touching without ever being sentimental, hugely enjoyable * David Nicholls, praise for Ghosts *
An absolute knock-out ... Dolly Alderton's voice feels like your very favourite friend * Taylor Jenkins-Reid, praise for Ghosts *
Utter BRILLIANCE. Dolly is such an insightful commentator on love, longing, friendship and emotional landscapes * Marian Keyes, praise for Ghosts *
I loved it - Dolly Alderton has clearly mastered every form of writing. Which is a surprise to nobody * Candice Carty-Williams, praise for Ghosts *
Dolly Alderton's talent is phenomenal * Elizabeth Day, praise for Ghosts *
Reading Dolly's writing is like having one of those glorious girls' nights in, where you drink til the early hours - laughing, venting, and feeling warm and seen * Holly Bourne, praise for Ghosts *
Dolly is such a fantastic writer * Jill Mansell, praise for Ghosts *

ISBN: 9780241523667-SF

Dimensions: 222mm x 138mm x 40mm

Weight: 468g

352 pages