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.
Just because you are alone, it doesn't mean that you are lonely.
Such is the premise behind Specter's fascinating book, both a
celebration and a practical guide towards how to make being by
yourself work for you. * i news *
A hugely generous and thoughtful book which reminds us of the distinction between loneliness on the one hand and solitude on the other - and emphasises the dignity and adventure of a life lived on one's own terms * Alain de Botton *
A kind, wise celebration of solo living - a joyous invitation to make your own declaration of independence * Daisy Buchanan *
Thoughtful and thought provoking, it made me genuinely excited about spending time in my own company * Felicity Cloake *