Ghosts by Dolly Alderton

Brand new to shelves this week is bestselling author Dolly Alderton's debut novel, Ghosts. The story is funny and tender, filled with whip-smart observations about relationships, family, memory, and how we live now.
Nina Dean has arrived at her early thirties as a successful food writer with loving friends and family, plus a new home and neighbourhood. When she meets Max, a beguiling romantic hero who tells her on date one that he's going to marry her, it feels like all is going to plan.

A new relationship couldn't have come at a better time - her thirties have not been the liberating, uncomplicated experience she was sold. Everywhere she turns, she is reminded of time passing and opportunities dwindling. Friendships are fading, ex-boyfriends are moving on and, worse, everyone's moving to the suburbs. There's no solace to be found in her family, with a mum who's caught in a baffling mid-life makeover and a beloved dad who is vanishing in slow-motion into dementia.

Rupert Everett - A Life in Film

Weaving tales of wild times from the 1960s to the present, including the ten-year quest to film Oscar Wilde's last days, Rupert Everett joins us for a soulful reflection on his life to date.

From Shakespeare in Love to My Best Friend’s Wedding, Rupert Everett has left an indelible mark on British culture as one of our best-loved actors.

In this livestreamed conversation with Matthew Stadlen, he will share extraordinary stories from his life and career, remembering freak encounters and lost friends. He will take us from his expulsion from drama school in ‘70s London to the glamour of 90’s Paris, his earliest childhood memories of Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince to his completion, many decades later, of his triumphant film of the same name.

Get your tickets here. Sat, 31 October 2020. 6:30 pm-7:30 pm GMT.

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