With Mothers’s day back last weekend it was a wonderful opportunity to take some time out for myself and do something I have had trouble getting time for in years. I was lucky enough to have the Everymans pocket Classic “Stories of motherhood” sent to me to take a look at.
Although we are told not to judge a book by its cover this is the first thing that hits you and in this case it is a lovely little book with a gorgeous painting of ‘A Mother and Child’ by Peter Vilhelm on the front cover. It is a sewn clothbound hardback with a silk ribbon marker and printed on acid-free fine cream woven paper making it a perfect little gift or keepsake for mums experienced and new alike.
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, it has some really lovely little anecdotes as well as a few tear-jerkers that show us just how much mums mean to us all. Authors including Barbara Kingsolver, Alice Munro and Colm Toibin make this a high-quality and heart-warming piece of literary fiction. I particularly enjoyed Lydia Davis’ ‘What you learn about the baby’ for an honest view of how being a Mum changes you.
Stories of motherhood has been selected and edited by Diana Secker Tesdell and was published 8th March 2012 priced at £10.99.
It is the latest title in the Everyman’s Library Pocket classic series, which also include
And Many More………
I really enjoyed the chance to get back to reading, and enjoyed it all the more that the subject was one so close to home. This is a gorgeous little book and I highly recommend it as a nice gift for mum or even a little treat to yourself, us mum do deserve it after all!