Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 13/08/2009
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You aren't stupid. You know there's no such thing as a perfect mother. Plenty of other books will tell you there is, but this one won't lie to you. I was weak and I cheated and I was punished, but my god I loved my child through all of it. Love means you never break, and it means you're stronger than the things they do to you. I know this is true because I have been through fire, and I am the proof that love survives. I am not a perfect mother but I will tell you the perfect truth, because this is you and me talking. This is my story.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9780340998489
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 251g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 23 mm

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Raw and Powerful
Having read and enjoyed Cleave's The Other Hand, I was prepared for the starkness of his writing. Even so, I was shocked by the intensity of the emotions p... READ MORE
Anne Cater
Original, entertaining, authentic and unbelievable
An East End [of London] woman decides to write a letter to Osama bin Laden after a team of his suicide bombers wreck her life by indiscriminately blowing u... READ MORE
Lance Mitchell
I loved this book
This the third, I have read by Chris Cleave, and they are each entirely different from one another, I would highly recommend them all; they are mostly unpu... READ MORE
Insightful and captivating
This book had me from the first few pages and never let me go. I was distracted through the early part by the verbatim grammar of a modern east end mum, bu... READ MORE