Is Everything I Know About Love based on a book?

EVERYTHING I Know About Love is a new series coming to BBC One.

Starring Emma Appleton and Bel Powley – find out here if it is based on a book.

Is Everything I Know About Love based on a true story?

The BBC has confirmed that Everything I Know About Love will take the form of a semi-fictionalised series.

The seven-part series will be centred on childhood best friends, Maggie and Birdy.

The plot follows the two friends as they navigate life together and go through all the same heartbreak and growth.

The official synopsis reads: “Maggie and Birdy, besties since school, finally land in London to live it large, when the unexpected happens – dependable Birdy gets a steady boyfriend.

"A generous, funny, warm-hearted and uplifting Sex & The City for millennials which covers bad dates and squalid flat-shares, heartaches and humiliations, and, most importantly, unbreakable female friendships.”

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Is the BBC show based on a book?

Everything I Know About Love is based on an award-winning memoir with the same name, written by Dolly Alderton in 2018.

The book is set in 2012 with flashbacks to suburban adolescence in the early noughties.

It details Dolly's own life experiences, most of those being in relation to love.

Everything I Know About Love won a 2018 National Book Award for best autobiography and was shortlisted for the 2019 Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year in the British Book Awards.

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Who is Dolly Alderton?

Dolly Alderton is a 33-year-old Canadian-British journalist, author and podcaster.

She gained an English degree from Exeter University, before going don't to do a master's in Journalism at City University in London.

Alderton began working at the Times as a dating columnist from 2015 to 2017.

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In 2020, she started working as an agony aunt for The Sunday Times in her column Dear Dolly.

Her first novel, Ghosts, was published in October 2020 and is about a 32-year-old food writer, Nina, who meets someone through a dating app, while her father is beginning to show signs of dementia.

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