Readers of The Telegraph won’t need an introduction to Bryony Gordon, author of The Wrong Knickers: A Decade of Chaos. One of The Telegraph’s better-known journalists, Bryony is perhaps best known for her column in Stella – previously called Girl About Town, now that she’s happily married and mother to Edie, her column changed accordingly to Settled At Last.
A memoir of single life in London in her twenties, The Wrong Knickers is essentially a coming of age tale that dispels the often glamourised misconception of what life is like for the single girl about town.
We witness Gordon as she struggles with grotty flat-shares, experiments with drugs, and indulges in a number of flings with inappropriate men in her desperate search for a boyfriend. Such experiences are recalled in a delightfully honest account that has the reader rooting for the hugely sympathetic Gordon until the very last page.
Honest, humorous and at times horrific, The Wrong Knickers is a wonderfully refreshing read that I devoured with relish and have been pushing into friends hands ever since.