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January Literary bundle: Ghosts by Dolly Alderton paired with our 300g Avalon Scented 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.