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  • Published: 7 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473569249
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Some Body to Love

A Family Story




A life-affirming and important memoir about the changing shape of gender and society from a popular and beloved author

'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

  • Published: 7 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473569249
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the author

Alexandra Heminsley

Alexandra Heminsley is a journalist, broadcaster and ghostwriter. She lives in Brighton.

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Praise for Some Body to Love

The most moving and real account of a person’s relationship with their body I have ever read… A book with a wild, deep, joyous, tender love of people at its heart

Emma Jane Unsworth

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