Troubador The Pursuit of Motherhood

Q&A with Janet Ellis

Released: 01/02/2014

ISBN: 9781783061877

eISBN: 9781783066346

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The Pursuit of Motherhood


If you've ever felt a crumpling in your chest when another friend tells you that they're pregnant… If you've ever wondered why everyone else seems to find it so easy… If you've ever experienced the pursuit of motherhood… This book is for you.

It is currently estimated that one in five couples have difficulty conceiving. Hepburn’s book which describes her long and, at times, heartbreaking journey to have a child has been called a cross between Bridget Jones Diary and Eat Pray Love for the infertile generation.

'After reading dozens of fertility books over the years, I’ve realised how hard it is to get a memoir about treatment right and to tell your own story in a way that other people will actually want to read, but Jessica Hepburn has managed it brilliantly in her book The Pursuit of Motherhood... Whether you’re at the start of your journey or in the middle of treatment, I think you’ll find something for you in Jessica’s book.'
Kate Brian, Author of The Complete Guide to IVF and The Complete Guide to Female Fertility

'I started the book a few hours ago and have just finished it… I couldn’t stop reading. I love it. The honesty wrapped in engaging writing with a liberal dose of humour is awesome. I want everyone to read it so people can really understand what the journey is like.'
Russell Davis, Fertility Coach, Author and Speaker

'A much needed, honest, moving and compassionate book. At times laugh-out-loud funny, at times incredibly touching, I know it will be of such help to many people.'
Anya Sizer, Author of Fertile Thinking

'I have just read The Pursuit of Motherhood in under 24 hours, I could not put it down. It felt like having a long intimate conversation with the author or having stumbled across her diary and once you join her on the rollercoaster ride of trying, and failing, to start a family, you are desperate to see if there is a happy ending. This book is heartbreaking, informative, inspiring and funny! An excellent read for anyone experiencing infertility or for anyone who wants to understand a little of what it is like.'
Mindful Muma-To-Be

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