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Making Babies
Stumbling into Motherhood
by Anne Enright

RRP €12.80

Making Babies
Stumbling into Motherhood
by Author Name Anne Enright

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List Price:12.80
Format: Paperback, 198 x 128 x 14mm, 208pp
Publication date: 04 Aug 2005
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN-13: 9780099437628


Anne Enright, one of Ireland's most remarkable writers, has just had two babies: a girl and a boy. Making Babies, is the intimate, engaging, and very funny record of the journey from early pregnancy to age two. Written in dispatches, typed with a sleeping baby in the room, it has the rush of good news - full of the mess, the glory, and the raw shock of it all. An antidote to the high-minded, polemical 'How-to' baby manuals, Making Babies also bears a visceral and dreamlike witness to the first years of parenthood. Anne Enright wrote the truth of it as it happened, because, for these months and years, it is impossible for a woman to lie.


"Fizzingly entertaining. Reading it is like having a conversation with your funniest friend. Enright has pulled off that rarest of tricks: writing brilliantly about happiness" Sunday Times "Making Babies is an absolute joy, the perfect, intelligent antidote to poisonous books on the subject" -- India Knight "An unadulterated delight...suffused with a sense of love and very, very funny" -- Maggie O'Farrell Daily Telegraph "Gasp-making, jaw-dropping and eloquently astounding" Irish Indepedent "Enright is such an original and witty writer. Her tone is utterly unsentimental and kept reducing me to tears" Zoe Heller