Mother Ship

Author:   Francesca Segal
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
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9781784742690


Pages:   288
Publication Date:   06 June 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Francesca Segal
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
Imprint:   Chatto & Windus
Dimensions:   Width: 13.80cm , Height: 2.90cm , Length: 20.40cm
Weight:   0.375kg
ISBN:  

9781784742690


ISBN 10:   1784742694
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   06 June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Heart-wrenching, heart-warming and heartfelt - Mother Ship is a beautifully crafted, warts-and-all love letter to our wonderful NHS * Adam Kay * I was bowled over by the beauty and terror of Mother Ship. I'm in awe of Francesca Segal's honesty and courage, never mind her sublime, subtle writing. This is a vital, necessary book, not just about motherhood but about survival, care and the sustaining power of women in adversity -- Olivia Laing I can't think of another book I have read recently that has made me laugh and cry so much. It is full of wisdom, and humour. * Sathnam Sanghera * A beautiful memoir: wise, moving and profoundly humane. Segal writes with such exquisite clarity that each word is a gift, each sentence a votive offering. Mother Ship moved me to tears, but it also taught me the unassailable power of decency and kindness when life is at its most fragile and vulnerable. A book that left me changed for having read it -- Elizabeth Day


Heart-wrenching, heart-warming and heartfelt - Mother Ship is a beautifully crafted, warts-and-all love letter to our wonderful NHS * Adam Kay * I was bowled over by the beauty and terror of Mother Ship. I'm in awe of Francesca Segal's honesty and courage, never mind her sublime, subtle writing. This is a vital, necessary book, not just about motherhood but about survival, care and the sustaining power of women in adversity -- Olivia Laing I can't think of another book I have read recently that has made me laugh and cry so much. It is full of wisdom, and humour. * Sathnam Sanghera * A beautiful memoir: wise, moving and profoundly humane. Segal writes with such exquisite clarity that each word is a gift, each sentence a votive offering. Mother Ship moved me to tears, but it also taught me the unassailable power of decency and kindness when life is at its most fragile and vulnerable. A book that left me changed for having read it * Elizabeth Day * Even if I wasn't a new mother, I would have found Mother Ship absorbing and emotionally charged, but reading it in bursts while my own baby was napping, it was almost unbearably painful - and beautiful too. Almost every chapter brought tears to my eyes as we learned of the twins' hard-won developments. I'm so glad Francesca managed to capture this difficult time - her book is a beacon of hope. * Amy Liptrot, author of The Outrun * This is a marvellous humbling book about the fear and joy of giving birth to incredibly tiny premature twins. It's so tender, so moving, so blackly comic, and so involving your own heart beats fast as you read on. * Dame Jacqueline Wilson *


Heart-wrenching, heart-warming and heartfelt - Mother Ship is a beautifully crafted, warts-and-all love letter to our wonderful NHS * Adam Kay * I was bowled over by the beauty and terror of Mother Ship. I'm in awe of Francesca Segal's honesty and courage, never mind her sublime, subtle writing. This is a vital, necessary book, not just about motherhood but about survival, care and the sustaining power of women in adversity -- Olivia Laing I can't think of another book I have read recently that has made me laugh and cry so much. It is full of wisdom, and humour. * Sathnam Sanghera * A beautiful memoir: wise, moving and profoundly humane. Segal writes with such exquisite clarity that each word is a gift, each sentence a votive offering. Mother Ship moved me to tears, but it also taught me the unassailable power of decency and kindness when life is at its most fragile and vulnerable. A book that left me changed for having read it * Elizabeth Day * Even if I wasn't a new mother, I would have found Mother Ship absorbing and emotionally charged, but reading it in bursts while my own baby was napping, it was almost unbearably painful - and beautiful too. Almost every chapter brought tears to my eyes as we learned of the twins' hard-won developments. I'm so glad Francesca managed to capture this difficult time - her book is a beacon of hope. * Amy Liptrot, author of The Outrun *


[Segal] writes with delicate eloquence, combining passion and comic understatement so deftly that this feels the only way the book could have been written... I don't think I've turned the pages so urgently in a book about motherhood before -- Lara Feigal * Guardian * Transcendent, moving, but thoughtful and necessary too, Mother Ship is its own miraculous achievement -- Lucy Scholes * Financial Times * A compelling and emotionally taut exploration of what it means to be a parent in unexpected and challenging circumstances... The pages of Mother Ship are filled with love, anguish, despair and hope in the face of adversity. As a memoir, it is both insightful and moving; as a diary of 56 days in neonatal care, it is an exquisitely written paean to motherhood * Observer * As gripping as a thriller and as moving as a love story -- Amanda Craig * Spectator * Francesca's writing is vivid and moving, bruised and beautiful, in this almost painfully tender account of precarious motherhood * Sunday Express * Beautifully written and profoundly moving... A powerful, poetic and deeply affecting reminder of precious your life and health are * Daily Mirror * [Mother Ship] deals with everything from libido to breastfeeding in a way that is simultaneously heart wrenching and deeply funny * Vogue * A tender, truthful, heartbreaking meditation on motherhood. There are medical emergencies, worries and Francesca's constant guilt. But there's also love, and gratitude for the support of the NHS and her fellow mothers. Beautiful * Psychologies * Heart-wrenching, heart-warming and heartfelt - Mother Ship is a beautifully crafted, warts-and-all love letter to our wonderful NHS * Adam Kay * I was bowled over by the beauty and terror of Mother Ship. I'm in awe of Francesca Segal's honesty and courage, never mind her sublime, subtle writing. This is a vital, necessary book, not just about motherhood but about survival, care and the sustaining power of women in adversity * Olivia Laing * A beautiful memoir: wise, moving and profoundly humane. Segal writes with such exquisite clarity that each word is a gift, each sentence a votive offering. Mother Ship moved me to tears, but it also taught me the unassailable power of decency and kindness when life is at its most fragile and vulnerable. A book that left me changed for having read it * Elizabeth Day * I can't think of another book I have read recently that has made me laugh and cry so much. It is full of wisdom, and humour. * Sathnam Sanghera * Even if I wasn't a new mother, I would have found Mother Ship absorbing and emotionally charged, but reading it in bursts while my own baby was napping, it was almost unbearably painful - and beautiful too. Almost every chapter brought tears to my eyes as we learned of the twins' hard-won developments. I'm so glad Francesca managed to capture this difficult time - her book is a beacon of hope. * Amy Liptrot, author of The Outrun * This is a marvellous humbling book about the fear and joy of giving birth to incredibly tiny premature twins. It's so tender, so moving, so blackly comic, and so involving your own heart beats fast as you read on. * Dame Jacqueline Wilson * Francesca Segal is an award-winning writer and Mother Ship is a masterclass in style. A beautiful, lyrical memoir that navigates the unpredictable landscape of NICU and the will to survive. * Christie Watson, author of The Language of Kindness * I loved Francesca Segal's luminous memoir. It captures so much of what it is like to have a baby in special care and to start being a mother not-at-home. It is so good on resilience, friendship and love * Samantha Ellis * Mother Ship is a beautiful, poetic book about a different kind of motherhood, or at least a different start to motherhood that you don't hear as much about. It educated me about the shadowy other world of birth, that of severely prem babies... It's an exceptionally well-written memoir * Pandora Sykes * If there was ever a book that perfectly depicted the emotional highs, and dark dark lows of having a baby in NICU, Mother Ship is it. Francesca has captured the essence of mothering premature twins, the encounters with midwives and nurses but most importantly the friendships she bonds with fellow mothers in the milking shed. This beautiful book is as empowering as it is fragile and precious * Clemmie Hooper * [Segal] is a natural, fluent writer and, in this book, the reader will feel confident in her hands even as she explores a shattering episode in family life... Segal is brilliant at conveying the tedium and the trials of life in the ICU and beyond. In short, Mother Ship is simply compelling -- Anne Garvey * Jewish Chronicle * Hopeful, harrowing...and darkly funny, Mother Ship has you laughing, crying and frantically turning the pages to discover how it all turns out * i *


Heart-wrenching, heart-warming and heartfelt - Mother Ship is a beautifully crafted, warts-and-all love letter to our wonderful NHS * Adam Kay * I was bowled over by the beauty and terror of Mother Ship. I'm in awe of Francesca Segal's honesty and courage, never mind her sublime, subtle writing. This is a vital, necessary book, not just about motherhood but about survival, care and the sustaining power of women in adversity * Olivia Laing * I can't think of another book I have read recently that has made me laugh and cry so much. It is full of wisdom, and humour. * Sathnam Sanghera * A beautiful memoir: wise, moving and profoundly humane. Segal writes with such exquisite clarity that each word is a gift, each sentence a votive offering. Mother Ship moved me to tears, but it also taught me the unassailable power of decency and kindness when life is at its most fragile and vulnerable. A book that left me changed for having read it * Elizabeth Day * Even if I wasn't a new mother, I would have found Mother Ship absorbing and emotionally charged, but reading it in bursts while my own baby was napping, it was almost unbearably painful - and beautiful too. Almost every chapter brought tears to my eyes as we learned of the twins' hard-won developments. I'm so glad Francesca managed to capture this difficult time - her book is a beacon of hope. * Amy Liptrot, author of The Outrun * This is a marvellous humbling book about the fear and joy of giving birth to incredibly tiny premature twins. It's so tender, so moving, so blackly comic, and so involving your own heart beats fast as you read on. * Dame Jacqueline Wilson * Francesca Segal is an award-winning writer and Mother Ship is a masterclass in style. A beautiful, lyrical memoir that navigates the unpredictable landscape of NICU and the will to survive. * Christie Watson, author of The Language of Kindness * I loved Francesca Segal's luminous memoir. It captures so much of what it is like to have a baby in special care and to start being a mother not-at-home. It is so good on resilience, friendship and love * Samantha Ellis * Mother Ship is a beautiful, poetic book about a different kind of motherhood, or at least a different start to motherhood that you don't hear as much about. It educated me about the shadowy other world of birth, that of severely prem babies... It's an exceptionally well-written memoir * Pandora Sykes * If there was ever a book that perfectly depicted the emotional highs, and dark dark lows of having a baby in NICU, Mother Ship is it. Francesca has captured the essence of mothering premature twins, the encounters with midwives and nurses but most importantly the friendships she bonds with fellow mothers in the milking shed. This beautiful book is as empowering as it is fragile and precious * Clemmie Hooper *


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Francesca Segal is an award-winning writer and journalist. Her first novel, The Innocents, won the 2012 Costa First Novel Award, the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, the 2013 Sami Rohr Prize, and a Betty Trask Award. Her most recent novel, The Awkward Age ('smart, soulful and compelling', Nick Hornby) was published in 2017.

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