Headingley Lit Fest

  • Saboteur Awards Nomination for ‘Echolocation’ and other project and Dragon’s Den style novel pitching

    Regular readers will have noticed that there has been a sizable gap in the weekly mothering blogs.  I can’t really apologise as the reasons are mostly exciting professional ones but I can promise a piece on the topic of religious mother soon.  In the meantime I thought I’d fill you in on some of the…

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  • Frida Kahlo – Artist/Ill/Infertile Mother

    Much of my pamphlet (out on Wednesday with Mother’s Milk Books) deals with mothering and pain.   From the first cramps of labour, much of mothering is painful – the child’s first accident, first heartbreak, the cruel things they can say, the mistakes you inevitably make.  But there are more personal reasons that pain seeps into…

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