Everything I Know About Love is a shockingly intimate memoir from former sex columnist Dolly Alderton

This is not the story of a “bored and sad and lonely” girl, but something much better – a wonderful writer.

Until recently, I would have placed dating columnists somewhere between car-testers and topiary-correspondents in the hack hierarchy – and past the age of 25, surely it’s a sign that you’ve been sexually rejected by a generation? There’s an exception to this rule, though; if the go-getter is a) gorgeous and b) a good writer, with one bound book they are free.

You wait for ages, then two come along at once: immediately before this, I read Emily Hill’s debut short story...
source: New Statesman

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