1. Dolly Alderton

Episode one takes place in leafy, literary North London, a place that has inspired many Very Important Pens – including those belonging to Virginia Woolf, JG Ballard, and that of our very first guest Dolly Alderton.


Dolly, the author of Everything I Know About Lovethe co-presenter of chart topping podcast The High Low and the Sunday Times columnist, is a voracious reader. Her book filled flat yielded some serious treasures, with a library featuring names fit to grace the guest list of the ultimate paper party, from JB Priestley to…Rod Stewart. Dolly told us about the intimacy of reading and writing, the reality of sharing so much of your life with strangers and why she’ll never stop reading love stories. It must be said that she's a host nonpareil - she makes the greatest cup of coffee in the capital.


Dolly Alderton - Everything I Know About Love

Alex Comfort - The Joy of Sex

Judy Blume - Forever

Chris Kraus - I Love Dick

Stefan Bollman - Women Who Read Are Dangerous

Pauline Reage - The Story of O

Rachael Oakes-Ash - Good Girls Do Swallow

Matt Haig - Reasons To Stay Alive

JB Priestley - Delight

Various - Modern Delight

Rod Stewart - Rod: The Autobiography

Cherie Curry - Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway

Ottessa Moshfegh - My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Lynn Barber - How To Improve Your Man in Bed

Woody Allen - Without Feathers

Tina Brown - The Vanity Fair Diaries

Derek Walcott - The Poetry of Derek Walcott

Viv Albertine - To Throw Away Unopened

Viv Albertine - Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys

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