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Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood
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Winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2016



There were many things that Hollie McNish didn't know before she was pregnant. How her family and friends would react; that Mr Whippy would be off the menu; how quickly ice can melt on a stomach. These were on top of the many other things she didn't know about babies: how to stand while holding one; how to do a poetry gig with your baby as a member of the audience; how drum'n'bass can make a great lullaby. And that's before you even start on toddlers: how to answer a question like 'is the world a jigsaw?'; dealing with a ten-hour train ride together; and how children can be caregivers too.



But Hollie learned.



And she's still learning, slowly. Nobody Told Me is a collection of poems and stories taken from Hollie's diaries; one person's thoughts on raising a child in modern Britain, of trying to become a parent in modern Britain, of sex, commercialism, feeding, gender and of finding secret places to scream once in a while.

BiographyMemoirsHealth & WellbeingAdvice on the stages of lifeParentingHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular medicine & healthWomen's health Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Publication Date: 16/02/2017 ISBN-13: 9780349134512  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Hollie McNish is a published UK poet based between London, Cambridge and Glasgow. She has two poetry collections - Cherry Pie and Papers and an album Versus, which made her the first poet to record at Abbey Road Studios, London.

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