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Other than motherhood


28-29 September: Table at Storyhouse Childless, Chester


Bookkaz– 5 stars

“When you’re still thinking about a book long after you’ve finished it then you know it was good!

This is a powerful book that looks at women and the choices they make, or feel forced to make, especially concerning motherhood. Lia is watching her friends becoming mothers and noticing how that changes the dynamics of their friendships and relationships. But what if you’re not ready for that and have different dreams to follow? That’s the dilemma Lia has, and that is confounded when she finds herself laying an egg – dare she tell anyone? would they think she was mad? But it brings out a maternal streak in her when the egg hatches but she is still really conflicted over what to do.

There’s a deep look at the bond she shared with her own mother, who is now sick, and it is one of those books that makes you see how we’re all different and have different lives to lead, even if society is telling you that you can have it all. The reality can be very different.

I loved watching the character wrestle with this huge quandry in her life and it’s something most of us can relate to, and brings to the fore the age old debate of having children or living child free and what it means to be a mother. Highly recommended!”