dolly alderton

Journalist, co-host of the weekly news and pop culture podcast The High Low and author of bestseller Everything I Know About Love, Dolly is an old and important friend of The Pound Project. In her personal essay Hopeless Romantic, she shares an incredibly intimate account of love, therapy, her parents, and her place in the world as an incurable dreamer. 

She says: “"I have always wanted to be a writer and I believe that stories, ideas and opinions expressed with bold honesty, sharp wit, generosity, creative prose and in beautifully structured sentences can change the world. 

"We have more and more content available to us than ever before, and yet the respect and appreciation for both creators and consumers of it seem to be lessening.

"It's important that we value both writers and readers, which is exactly what The Pound Project is all about." 


What is your favourite book?
Any Human Heart by William Boyd. I've never read such a vivid description of what a human life in its entirety must feel like.

What is your favourite quote?
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
(Sarah Williams)

What's your favourite word?