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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 47 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Skint Estate: A Memoir of Poverty, Motherhood and Survival by Cash Carraway
    Skint Estate: A Memoir of Poverty, Motherhood and Survival - by Cash Carraway

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781529103373 | ISBN 10: 1529103371

    “Everyone has their price. It’s just not always monetary. Mine is though. 20 quid.”  Single mum. ‘Stain on society’. Caught in a poverty trap. It’s a luxury to afford morals and if you’re Cash Carraway, you do what you can to survi ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Is How We Survive: Revolutionary Mothering, War, and Exile in the 21st Century by Mai’a Williams
    This Is How We Survive: Revolutionary Mothering, War, and Exile in the 21st Century - by Mai’a Williams

    £14.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781629635569 | ISBN 10: 1629635561

    In This Is How We Survive: Revolutionary Mothering, War, and Exile in the 21st Century, Mai’a Williams shares her experiences working in conflict zones and with liberatory resistance communities as a journalist, human rights worker, and midwife in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Motherhood Missed: Stories from Women Who are Childless by Circumstance by Lois Tonkin
    Motherhood Missed: Stories from Women Who are Childless by Circumstance - by Lois Tonkin

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781785923371 | ISBN 10: 1785923374

    Honouring women who are childless by circumstance, these first-person stories describe their emotional responses and under-discussed grief. While exploring their sense of loss, the book also presents the hopefulness and positivity of the women interv ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Unmumsy Mum Diary by The Unmumsy Mum
    The Unmumsy Mum Diary - by The Unmumsy Mum

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780552173520 | ISBN 10: 0552173525

    She's back! The Unmumsy Mum has put pen to paper (or fingers to the keyboard!) once more to bring you the next instalment of her life as mum to two young boys, documenting motherhood exactly as she finds it. Her words have made mums, dads and grandpa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Regretting Motherhood: A Study by Orna Donath
    Regretting Motherhood: A Study - by Orna Donath

    £13.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781623171377 | ISBN 10: 1623171377

    Women who opt not to be mothers are frequently warned that they will regret their decision later in life, yet we rarely talk about the possibility that the opposite might also be true — that women who have children might regret it. Drawing on years ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sketchy Muma: What it Means to be a Mother by Anna Lewis
    Sketchy Muma: What it Means to be a Mother - by Anna Lewis

    £12.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786486387 | ISBN 10: 1786486385

    The moving, funny and utterly endearing illustrated diary of what it means to be a mother.   This gorgeous little book charts the various bewildering stages of becoming a mother, from those tell-tale blue lines in the pregnancy test, to labour ... more

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  • Cover image of book At the Broken Places: A Mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces by Mary Collins and Donald Collins
    At the Broken Places: A Mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces - by Mary Collins and Donald Collins

    £13.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780807088357 | ISBN 10: 0807088358

    In this collaborative memoir, a parent and a transgender son recount wrestling with their differences as Donald Collins undertook medical-treatment options to better align his body with his gender identity.   As a parent, Mary Collins didn’t agr ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Mum Runs by Jo Pavey
    This Mum Runs - by Jo Pavey

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780224100434 | ISBN 10: 0224100432

    The inspirational story of athlete Jo Pavey, the runner and mum who ran at a record-breaking fifth Olympic Games at Rio 2016.   'Come-back races? I've had more than a few, the night of 10 May 2014 was the ultimate long shot. I was a forty-year ... more

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  • Cover image of book Scummy Mummies: A Celebration of Parenting Failures, Hilarious Confessions, Fish Fingers and Wine by Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn
    Scummy Mummies: A Celebration of Parenting Failures, Hilarious Confessions, Fish Fingers and Wine - by Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781849499613 | ISBN 10: 1849499616

    A celebration of parenting failures, hilarious confessions, fish fingers and wine!  This is a book for anyone who’s ever dealt with a poo in the pool, cleaned up a sick in the supermarket, or gone to an important meeting without realising t ... more

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  • Cover image of book I
    I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This - by Nadja Spiegelman

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781911231059 | ISBN 10: 1911231057

    A memoir of mothers and daughters, traced through four generations, from Paris to New York and back again.   More than Nadja Spiegelman’s famous father, Maus creator Art Spiegelman, and more than most mothers, hers — French-born New Yorker a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood by Hollie McNish
    Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood - by Hollie McNish

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780349134512 | ISBN 10: 0349134510

    A memoir of parenthood by poet Hollie McNish� There were many things that Hollie McNish didn't know before she was pregnant. How her family and friends would react; that Mr Whippy would be off the menu; how quickly ice can melt on a stomach. These ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness: A Memoir of a White Mother of Black Sons by Jane Lazarre
    Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness: A Memoir of a White Mother of Black Sons - by Jane Lazarre

    £18.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780822361664 | ISBN 10: 0822361663

    "I am Black," Jane Lazarre's son tells her. "I have a Jewish mother, but I am not 'biracial.' That term is meaningless to me."  In this moving memoir, Jane Lazarre, the white Jewish mother of now adult Black sons, offers a powerful meditatio ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Woman on the Edge of Time: A Son
    A Woman on the Edge of Time: A Son's Search for His Mother - by Jeremy Gavron

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781925228632 | ISBN 10: 1925228630

    "Gavron has written a book as brave and honest as it is heart-stopping and gripping. With the meticulousness of a detective and the heart and soul of an abandoned son, he sets out to examine a family tragedy so raw and agonising that it is rarely tal ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Luve
    My Luve's Like a Red, Red Rose - by Robert Burns, illustrated by Ruchi Mhasane

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781782503224 | ISBN 10: 1782503226

    O my Luve's like a red, red rose, That's newly sprung in June; O my Luve's like the melodie That's sweetly play'd in tune.   In this beautifully illustrated picture-book version of Burns' classic poem, the lyrics have been re-imagined to explor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Expecting: The Inner Life of Pregnancy by Chitra Ramaswamy
    Expecting: The Inner Life of Pregnancy - by Chitra Ramaswamy

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910192214 | ISBN 10: 191019221x

    When Chitra Ramaswamy discovered she was pregnant, she longed for a book that went above and beyond a manual. A book that did more than simply describe what was happening in her growing body day by day, week by week and month by month.   Expec ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
    The Argonauts - by Maggie Nelson

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780993414916 | ISBN 10: 0993414915

    A timely and genre-bending memoir that offers fresh and fierce reflections on motherhood, desire, identity and feminism. At the centre of The Argonauts is the love story between Maggie Nelson and the artist Harry Dodge, who is fluidly gendered. A ... more

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  • Cover image of book Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens and Maia Williams (Editors)
    Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines - by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens and Maia Williams (Editors)

    £15.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781629631103 | ISBN 10: 1629631108

    Inspired by the legacy of radical and queer black feminists of the 1970s and 80s, Revolutionary Mothering places marginalized mothers of color at the center of a world of necessary transformation. The challenges we face as movements working for raci ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Search of Mary: The Mother of All Journeys by Bee Rowlatt
    In Search of Mary: The Mother of All Journeys - by Bee Rowlatt

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781846883781 | ISBN 10: 1846883784

    Toddler in tow, Bee Rowlatt embarks on an extraordinary journey in search of the life and legacy of the first celebrity feminist: Mary Wollstonecraft. From the wild coasts of Norway to a naked re-birthing in California, via the blood-soaked stre ... more

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  • Cover image of book Raising Generation RX: Mothering Kids with Invisible Disabilities in an Age of Inequality by Linda M. Blum
    Raising Generation RX: Mothering Kids with Invisible Disabilities in an Age of Inequality - by Linda M. Blum

    £18.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781479871544 | ISBN 10: 1479871540

    Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of children diagnosed with invisible disabilities such as ADHD, mood and conduct disorders, and high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Whether they are viewed as biological problems in brain wi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Things I Wish I
    Things I Wish I'd Known: Women Tell the Truth About Motherhood - by Victoria Young (Editor)

    £10.00   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781848318366 | ISBN 10: 1848318367

    Look at the front cover of any parenting book and what do you see? Glowing mothers-to-be, or pristine, beautifully-behaved children. But the reality is, your pregnancy might be a sweaty, moody rollercoaster, and your children will almost certainly sp ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where the Wild Mums Are by Katie Blackburn, illustrated by Sholto Walker
    Where the Wild Mums Are - by Katie Blackburn, illustrated by Sholto Walker

    £10.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780571321513 | ISBN 10: 0571321518

    In this hilarious, touching homage to Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, a worn-out mum finds herself floating across time and space to the place where the Wild Mums are. Dazzled by her party tricks, they crown her Queen of the Wild Mums and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou
    Mom and Me and Mom - by Maya Angelou

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781844089154 | ISBN 10: 1844089150

    For the first time, Maya Angelou - one of America's most celebrated memoirists and poets - shares the deepest personal story of her life: the story of her relationship with her mother.  'In the first decade of the twentieth century, it was no ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Spark: A Mother
    The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing, Genius and Autism - by Kristine Barnett

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780241961810 | ISBN 10: 0241961815

    Kristine Barnett's son Jacob has an IQ higher than Einstein and a photographic memory. At nine he developed an original theory in astrophysics that may earn a Nobel Prize. But Jake's story is all the more remarkable because his extraordinary mind was ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mongol by Uuganaa Ramsay
    Mongol - by Uuganaa Ramsay

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781908643414 | ISBN 10: 1908643412

    Mongol [mong-gohl], noun, 1. a member of a pastoral people now living chiefly in Mongolia.
2. (offensive) a person affected with Downs Syndrome. Uuganaa is a Mongol in Britain, far from the world she grew up in: as a nomadic herder she liv ... more

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  • Cover image of book What Should We Tell Our Daughters? The Pleasures and Pressures of Growing Up Female by Melissa Benn
    What Should We Tell Our Daughters? The Pleasures and Pressures of Growing Up Female - by Melissa Benn

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781848546301 | ISBN 10: 1848546300

    A manifesto for modern womanhood - and a guide through the perils and pitfalls of parenting girls. We have reached a tricky crossroads in modern women's lives and our collective daughters are bearing the brunt of some intolerable pressures. Alt ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nurturing Healing Love: A Mother
    Nurturing Healing Love: A Mother's Journey of Hope and Forgiveness - by Scarlett Lewis

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781781801772 | ISBN 10: 1781801770

    Scarlett Lewis's son Jesse was one of the 26 people who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Nurturing Healing Love is the incredible true story of her son's powerful message of love and hope before his tragic death.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
    The End of Your Life Book Club - by Will Schwalbe

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781444706383 | ISBN 10: 1444706381

    The inspiring story of a son and his dying mother, who form a 'book club' that brings them together as her life comes to a close. For fans of Tuesdays With Morrie and The Last Lecture.  Mary Anne Schwalbe is waiting for her chemotherapy treat ... more

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  • Cover image of book No One But a Woman Knows: Stories of Motherhood Before the War by Margaret Llewelyn Davies
    No One But a Woman Knows: Stories of Motherhood Before the War - by Margaret Llewelyn Davies

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781844088027 | ISBN 10: 1844088022

    Reissued with a stunning new jacket design, the Virago classic about motherhood for working class women at the turn of the last century   'I was married at twenty and a mother of three by twenty-three . . . When I look back at the first three ... more

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  • Cover image of book Transitions Of The Heart by Rachel Pepper (Editor)
    Transitions Of The Heart - by Rachel Pepper (Editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781573447881 | ISBN 10: 1573447889

    Transitions of the Heart is the first collection to invite mothers of transgender and gender variant children to tell their own stories. Often "transitioning" socially and emotionally alongside their children, parents have their own parallel process ... more

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  • Cover image of book Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
    Are You My Mother? - by Alison Bechdel

    £16.99   hardback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780224093521 | ISBN 10: 0224093525

    Alison Bechdel's Fun Home, her remarkable graphic memoir about her father, established itself immediately as a classic of the genre, being chosen as Time Magazine's Best Book of the Year for 2006, while The Times called it 'a profound and important b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shattered: Modern Motherhood and the Illusion of Equality by Rebecca Asher
    Shattered: Modern Motherhood and the Illusion of Equality - by Rebecca Asher

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099548843 | ISBN 10: 0099548844

    A manifesto for achieving a new equality between the sexes in family life, drawing on international research and case studies. If we live in an age of equality, why are women are still left holding the baby? Today women outperform me ... more

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  • Cover image of book Buddhism for Mothers: A Calm Approach to Caring for Yourself and Your Children by Sarah Napthali
    Buddhism for Mothers: A Calm Approach to Caring for Yourself and Your Children - by Sarah Napthali

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781742377018 | ISBN 10: 1742377017

    Firmly grounded in the day-to-day reality of being a mother, Buddhism for Mothers discusses Buddhist teachings as applied to the everyday challenges of bringing up children.   Become a calmer and happier mother with Buddhism for Mothers. ... more

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  • Cover image of book How Not to F*** Them Up by Oliver James
    How Not to F*** Them Up - by Oliver James

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780091923938 | ISBN 10: 009192393x

    As a mother, are you comfortable in your skin? Want to know how best to be a working or stay-at-home mum? Babies have very simple needs, yet many parents are overwhelmed with elaborate advice on how to meet them. How Not to F*** Them Up, lea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ten Poems About Mothers (Booklet) by Various authors
    Ten Poems About Mothers (Booklet) - by Various authors

    £4.95   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781907598036 | ISBN 10: 1907598030

    Ten Poems about Mothers is a tribute to mothers everywhere; in the centenary year of International Women�s Day, it seems an appropriate (and schmaltz-free) alternative to a Mother�s Day card or a birthday card � or just a thank you - for mother ... more

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  • Cover image of book Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love by Xinran, translated by Nicky Harman
    Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love - by Xinran, translated by Nicky Harman

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099535751 | ISBN 10: 0099535750

    Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother is made up of the stories of Chinese mothers whose daughters have been wrenched from them, and also brings us the voices of some adoptive mothers from different parts of the world. These are stories which Xinran ... more

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  • Cover image of book Who
    Who's Your Mama? The Unsung Voices of Women and Mothers - by Edited by Yvonne Bynoe

    £11.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781593762391 | ISBN 10: 1593762399

    Not just your average book on motherhood, Who's Your Mama? treads new territory, taking on the unvarnished personal narratives of working class women, women of color, single mothers and gay mothers as they explore the complexities of both motherhood ... more

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  • Cover image of book Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence by Rebecca Walker
    Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence - by Rebecca Walker

    £15.00   hardback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780285638204 | ISBN 10: 0285638203

    After a lifetime of ambivalence and uncertainty about the role of motherhood in a woman's life, Rebecca Walker, hailed by Time Magazine as one of the most influential American leaders under forty, decided to have a baby.   Raised by her mother ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Breastfeeding Diaries: Real Moms Share Their Funniest Misadventures by Edited by Kate Davis
    The Breastfeeding Diaries: Real Moms Share Their Funniest Misadventures - by Edited by Kate Davis

    £4.95   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780881665086 | ISBN 10: 0881665088

    As any breastfeeding mom will tell you, life is full of laughs once you nurse a child. Often embarrassing and always hilarious, these confessional stories are written by real breastfeeding momsand even one dad who unsuccessfully tried to nurse. &nbs ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mum, Can You Lend Me Twenty Quid? What Drugs Did to My Family by Elizabeth Burton-Phillips
    Mum, Can You Lend Me Twenty Quid? What Drugs Did to My Family - by Elizabeth Burton-Phillips

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780749951726 | ISBN 10: 0749951729

    Elizabeth Burton Phillips is a teacher, an ordinary middle-class mother who had always tried to do the best for her children; she never imagined that her identical twin sons, who had been doing so well at school, would become involved in drugs.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Off-ramps and On-ramps by Sylvia Ann Hewlett
    Off-ramps and On-ramps - by Sylvia Ann Hewlett

    £24.00   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781422101025 | ISBN 10: 1422101029

    With talent shortages looming over the next decade, what can companies do to attract and retain the large number of professional women who are forced off the career highway? By documenting the successful efforts of a group of cutting-edge global comp ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mothering Special Needs: A Different Maternal Journey by Anna Karin Kingston
    Mothering Special Needs: A Different Maternal Journey - by Anna Karin Kingston

    £18.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781843105435 | ISBN 10: 1843105438

    This book explores the lived experience of mothers raising a child with a learning disability, through interviews with mothers of children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Down syndrome. With ... more

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  • Cover image of book 100 Tips for Parents Raising Drug-Free Kids by Aletha Solter
    100 Tips for Parents Raising Drug-Free Kids - by Aletha Solter

    £11.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780738210742 | ISBN 10: 0738210749

    In this book, a developmental psychologist gives parents tips for keeping children of all ages away from drugs and alcohol. In a country where an estimated 25 percent of teenagers use illegal substances on a monthly basis, parents are right to be con ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason by Alfie Kohn
    Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason - by Alfie Kohn

    £13.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780743487481 | ISBN 10: 0743487486

    A provocative challenge to the conventional wisdom about discipline. Highly recommended by one of our customers who buys copies for all of his friends! ... more

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  • Cover image of book For Generations: Jewish Motherhood by Mandy Ross & Ronne Randall (ed)
    For Generations: Jewish Motherhood - by Mandy Ross & Ronne Randall (ed)

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780907123644 | ISBN 10: 0907123643

    Chicken soup goddess? Kvetch-monster? Or just a Jewish mother raising children in the real world? Here writers explore the experience of Jewish motherhood across the spectrum, from the religious to the secular Jewish comminities. Subjects include mot ... more

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  • Cover image of book What Mothers Do: Especially When It Looks Like Nothing by Naomi Stadlen
    What Mothers Do: Especially When It Looks Like Nothing - by Naomi Stadlen

    £8.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780749926205 | ISBN 10: 0749926201

    'I wish I'd had this book years ago - to show to bosses who didn't understand, to friends who couldn't grasp why I was permanently tired, and even to myself - to know that I wasn't the only one who wished for an extra eight hours in the day.' Anne Di ... more

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  • Cover image of book He
    He's My Daughter: A Mother's Journey to Acceptance - by Lynda Langley

    £16.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780957873551 | ISBN 10: 0957873557

    Tonys wife was on the phone, ringing from their interstate home. My husbands face drained to ashen. Tony had totally castrated himself. He had lost a lot of blood and was now in surgery.   A shocking phone call from their distraught daug ... more

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  • Cover image of book Misconceptions by Naomi Wolf
    Misconceptions - by Naomi Wolf

    £10.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780099274162 | ISBN 10: 0099274167

    Every year, millions of women have their lives turned inside out by the experience of pregnancy. A contemporary woman finds herself caught in an absurd paradox: while in the grip of one of the most primal, lonely, sensual and, in some ways, psycholog ... more

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