Chastened: My Modern Adventure in Old-Fashioned Romance

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Like most women, Hephzibah wants to find love. But she has just turned thirty and she's single- again. Looking back on her twenties, the years seem a blur of parties and flings. Being footloose and fancy free was supposed to be fun, but somehow it kept ending in tears. Now she wonders- where was the romance? This is a story about rediscovering romance. Forget the fly-by-night cads and unreturned calls, Hephzibah decides. Bring on old-fasioned flirting and the art of courtship. So, she takes a year off sex to find love. She sips cocktails in Manhattan with a dark-eyed musician, and encounters unexpected temptation back in London. Her quest has life-changing consequences when, after all, she discovers romance is still alive and well.

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Hephzibah Anderson graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in English Literature and has worked as a journalist ever since. She was Fiction Editor at the Daily Mail until 2007, and wrote on debut fiction for the Observer for five years. She now works freelance as a critic, feature writer and broadcaster for various British and international outlets including Vogue, Bloomberg Muse, and BBC Radio Five Live.

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"This memoir of notches not carved is surprisingly readable, displaying a melancholy tenderness and candid self-awareness rarely found in confessional writing ... Chastened feels like a genuine attempt to find a solution to a loveless life, and articulates the thoughts of many single women with a purposeful freshness" -- Ariane Sherine Observer "Her book is tender, clever, heartbreaking and funny ... every single woman and man should read it before even thinking of going on a date again" -- Katy Guest Independent on Sunday "Fascinating, revealing and bravely honest work...Anderson focuses on the much-maligned concepts of love, courtship and the intimacies of chastity" -- Paul Blezard The Week "In the course of this sexless year, she flirts, texts and (platonically) romps her way through innumerable encounters...however with Chastened you get what it says on the cover: no Sex in the City" -- Melanie Mcgrath The Scotsman "Chastened is more than fashionable dinky. One hopes that Anderson will write the novels that are evidently within her" Independent

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