Now we’re more connected than ever online, spending time alone or being single can seem against the grain, despite being an experience shared by millions. A Times Book of the Year, Alonement: How To Be Alone & Absolutely Own It is an expansion of the podcast of the same name where Francesca Specter explores dedicating quality time to yourself with guests including Alain de Botton and Alexandra Shulman. Unattached: 30 Essays on Singlehood, edited by Angelica Malin, made headlines on publication and became an instant bestseller. The writer of one of those essays Rebbeca Reid, the novelist, Telegraph columnist and GB News contributor, joins Francesca.
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Francesca Specter is a London-based journalist and founder of the platform and podcast, Alonement. Prior to launching Alonement in 2019, Francesca was the deputy editor of Yahoo! Lifestyle. She has formerly worked as a reporter at the Daily Express, and her work has appeared in the Guardian, the Telegraph and Grazia. She holds an M.A. degree in Magazine Journalism from City University, London, and she has been nominated for several awards for her work, including the PPA Digital Rising Star award. Alonement is Francesca’s first book. Image cr Wil Coban