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

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