How to Crack an Egg with One Hand

How to Crack an Egg with One Hand : A Pocketbook for the New Mother

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Within these pages you will find all you need to know (and a few things you don't) in order to embark on the mindboggling journey that is modern motherhood. Discover humorous yet pertinent advice on everything from what a new mother ought to wear on the red carpet to the best books to read while feeding a baby, and marvel at what Mark Twain had to say on teething, Vladimir Nabokov on prams, Mrs Gaskell on six-month-olds and Mrs Beeton on breastfeeding. From the totally frivolous to the deeply serious, from the cultural to the historical, from the history of the Caesarean to celebrity baby names, this is an intelligent, classy and eclectic guide for every twenty-first-century mother or mother-to-be. For it is important to acknowledge that, even though they may have a basketball in their stomachs, they still have a brain in their heads. It is a book to give to friends, daughters and sisters - and to cherish for yourself. True, you may not ever need to know what year the epidural was invented, how to write your child's name in Chinese, or what the gestation period of an anteater is, but isn't it fabulous to know that you do?show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 138 x 200 x 26mm | 281.23g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • B&W Illustrations throughout
  • 0747597936
  • 9780747597933
  • 350,551

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Tremendous fun, and a really refreshing take on new-mother guides * Kate Long, author of The Bad Mother's Handbook * When any of my friends are next with child this is the book I will thrust at them - I wish I had written it myself * Camilla Morton, author of How to Walk in High Heels *show more

About Francesca Beauman

Francesca Beauman is a historian, journalist and television presenter. She is the author of The Pineapple: King of Fruits, The Woman's Book and Shapely Ankle Preferr'd: A History of the Lonely Hearts Ad. She divides her time between London and Los Angeles and is married with two young more

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