We are taught that motherhood is something we should aspire to, and this fantasy can dominate the whole of our lives. Yet no one can prepare you for the loss of a child, nor what to do when that child’s life is in jeopardy, nor when motherhood isn’t forthcoming. In her new book, Betty Trask Award-winning novelist Francesca Segal (Mothership) shares the intimate few months of the premature birth of her twins. Psychotherapist Julia Bueno explores miscarriage in her new book The Brink of Being. They talk to Henny Beaumont, whose graphic novel Hole in the Heart tells yet another story about the unexpected arrival of a child with Down’s Syndrome. They explore the unexpected sides of what it is to be – or not – a mother.Buy tickets
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