• Baby X, Rebecca Ann Smith

    Plaiting together the stories of Dr Alex Mansfield,  Dolly, and Karen Frey, Rebecca Ann Smith’s Baby X tracks these women’s relationships with a human foetus as it develops in an artificial uterus. This is a novel about fertility treatment and its implications, about the danger of privatising health services and the ways in which a…

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  • Michelle Pfeiffer – adoptive mother

    We all know that Madonna and Angelina Jolie have adopted children but many other female celebrities such as actors Jamie Lee Curtis and the focus of this week’s blog Michelle Pfeiffer have done so too. Pfeiffer’s career is well-known so I’m not going to focus on that here, except for a little confession to say…

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