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    Some Body to Love: A Family Story

    £14.99
    'A treatise on empathy and grace in extraordinary circumstances' Jojo Moyes 'Today I sat on a bench facing the sea, the one where I waited for L to be born, and sobbed my heart out.
    ISBN: 9781784743079
    AuthorAlexandra Heminsley
    Pub Date14/01/2021
    BindingHardback
    Pages256
    Availability: In Stock

    'A treatise on empathy and grace in extraordinary circumstances' Jojo Moyes

    'Today I sat on a bench facing the sea, the one where I waited for L to be born, and sobbed my heart out. I don't know if I'll ever recover.'

    This note was written on 9 November 2017. As the seagulls squawked overhead and the sun dipped into the sea, Alexandra Heminsley's world was turning inside out.

    She'd just been told her then-husband was going to transition. The revelation threatened to shatter their brand new, still fragile, family.

    But this vertiginous moment represented only the latest in a series of events that had left Alex feeling more and more dissociated from her own body, turning her into a seemingly unreliable narrator of her own reality.

    Some Body to Love is Alex's profoundly open-hearted memoir about losing her husband but gaining a best friend, and together bringing up a baby in a changing world. Its exploration of what it means to have a human body, to feel connected or severed from it, and how we might learn to accept our own, makes it a vital and inspiring contribution to some of the most complex and heated conversations of our times.

    'Insightful and wise, generous and kind' David Nicholls

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    'A treatise on empathy and grace in extraordinary circumstances' Jojo Moyes

    'Today I sat on a bench facing the sea, the one where I waited for L to be born, and sobbed my heart out. I don't know if I'll ever recover.'

    This note was written on 9 November 2017. As the seagulls squawked overhead and the sun dipped into the sea, Alexandra Heminsley's world was turning inside out.

    She'd just been told her then-husband was going to transition. The revelation threatened to shatter their brand new, still fragile, family.

    But this vertiginous moment represented only the latest in a series of events that had left Alex feeling more and more dissociated from her own body, turning her into a seemingly unreliable narrator of her own reality.

    Some Body to Love is Alex's profoundly open-hearted memoir about losing her husband but gaining a best friend, and together bringing up a baby in a changing world. Its exploration of what it means to have a human body, to feel connected or severed from it, and how we might learn to accept our own, makes it a vital and inspiring contribution to some of the most complex and heated conversations of our times.

    'Insightful and wise, generous and kind' David Nicholls