We are delighted to introduce our January Book Club offering: Ghosts by Dolly Alderton paired with our Avalon Candle.
Dolly Alderton's debut novel is witty, tender and painfully relatable, filled with whip-smart observations about relationships and the way we live today. The storyline orbits around 32-year-old Nina Dean, a successful food writer with a devoted online following, but a life that is falling apart at the seams. She dives into dating apps for the first time and she becomes a victim of ghosting (by the most beguiling of men). Her father is vanishing into dementia, and Nina is starting to think about ageing and the double standard of the ‘biological clock’. On top of this she has to deal with her mother's desire for a mid-life makeover and the fact that all her friends seem to be slipping away from her…
While its message may be complex and poignant, reading Alderton’s sophomore novel is swift, enjoyable and effortless. We believe it is the perfect beach read. This is why we have paired it with our Avalon scent, a fragrance that is as joyful and infinite as summer feels, like the sensation of finally dipping your toes into summer water, sipping delicious cocktails over delicious conversation and soaking up that sparkling, endless sunshine.
It’s time to feel rejuvenated and well-read.
To join the Byrne & Love Book Club, simply purchase this month’s Book Club Bundle and indulge in the fusion of fiction and fragrance. We will be reading along with you.
Feel free and welcome to share your thoughts about the book and any nuggets of wisdom you discover within its pages. And, if any significant memories arise when you burn your candle, we invite you to share them, too. We mean it when we say that stories and scent are one and the same, and they might be our greatest loves of all.