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  • Published: 1 April 2008
  • ISBN: 9780091922627
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99


A Celebration of Motherhood

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The perfect gift for the mum in your life - a hugely enjoyable collection of new fiction, memoir and anecdote, illustrated with pictures and cartoons

From inspirational mums who are not afraid of anything – except spiders – to magical mums, reluctant mums and mums behaving badly, this is a wonderful collection of fiction and memoir from some of Britain’s best-loved writers.

With touching and amusing anecdotes from celebrity mums such as Nigella Lawson and Arabella Weir, as well as original illustrations from the likes of Shirley Hughes and Quentin Blake, this rich treasure trove with proceeds going to children’s charity PiggyBankKids reflects many voices from across the generations and is a glorious celebration of motherhood.

  • Pub date: 1 April 2008
  • ISBN: 9780091922627
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Authors

Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown is President of the charity PiggyBankKids and Patron of a number of charities including Women's Aid, Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres and SHINE Education Trust. She is also the Global Patron of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, a member of the Global Campaign for Education's High Level Panel and an international speaker on maternal health, and women's issues. She and Gordon have two boys, John and Fraser, and she tweets at www.twitter.com/SarahBrownUK.

Gil McNeil

Sarah Brown, wife of Gordon Brown, is President of the charity PiggyBankKids, which she founded in 2002. PiggyBankKids has launched the Jennifer Brown Research Fund to seek solutions to pregnancy difficulties and help save newborn lives, and supports a wide range of charitable projects which create opportunities for children and young people. Sarah and Gordon live in Fife and London with their sons.

Gil McNeil is Publishing Director for PiggyBankKids and has worked in advertising, the film business and publishing. She is the bestselling author of The Only Boy for Me, Stand by your Man, In the Wee Small Hours and Divas Don't Knit. She lives in Canterbury with her son.

Hugo Tagholm is Programme Director for PiggyBankKids. Hugo has worked in public relations and events management with a wide range of organisations, including the National Gallery, the Art Fund and the BBC. He lives in Camden Town and spends most of his spare time wakeboarding or chasing waves along the north Devon coast.

Praise for Mums

“Fans of the [short story] genre will love this collection ... telling tales of great mothers, reluctant mothers and eccentric mothers that will have you laughing one minute and wiping away a rogue tear the next. Dip into it or read it from cover to cover as I did, I promise you won't be disappointed”

Sunday Express

“A delightful ... touching, and often hilarious, compilation”

Daily Mail

“A charming anthology”

Publishers News

“Wonderfully touching”

Sainsbury's Magazine

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