‘Self-denial has never been so sexy – a young woman embarks on a year of chastity and rediscovers the power of romance.
Chastened is the story of her personal quest to stay chaste for a year, fusing a candid and pithy month-by-month account of her personal challenge with an exploration of what sex means today. In a welcome antidote to the pole-dancing hen night – but without the hair shirt – Anderson elegantly unpicks our attitudes to intimacy; and reconnects with the much underrated roles of courtship and intimate friendship in our lives.’
The book is due to be published by Chatto & Windus in July 2009. Until then, welcome to the blog.