Making Babies (Paperback)
  • Making Babies (Paperback)

Making Babies (Paperback)

Paperback 208 Pages
Published: 04/08/2005
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Making Babies, is the intimate, engaging, and very funny record of the journey from early pregnancy to age two by one of Ireland's finest writers.

Written in dispatches, typed with a sleeping baby in the room, it has the rush of good news - full of the mess, the glory, and the raw shock of it all.

An antidote to the high-minded, polemical 'How-to' baby manuals, Making Babies also bears a visceral and dreamlike witness to the first years of parenthood. Anne Enright wrote the truth of it as it happened, because, for these months and years, it is impossible for a woman to lie.

Anne Enright was born in Dublin in 1962, studied English and Philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, and went on to study for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.

Enright's short fiction has been published in several publications including The New Yorker and The Paris Review, and she was awarded the 2004 Davy Byrnes Irish Writing Award for her short story, Honey in 2004.

Her short story collection, The Portable Virgin was published in 1991, and won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Two collections of stories, Taking Pictures and Yesterday's Weather were published in 2008.

Her novels are The Wig My Father Wore, shortlisted for the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Irish Literature Prize; What Are You Like?, winner of the 2001 Encore Award and shortlisted for the 2000 Whitbread Novel Award; The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch; and The Gathering about a large Irish family gathering for the funeral of a wayward brother, which was awarded the 2007 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The Green Road was shortlisted for the Bailey's Prize in 2016

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099437628
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm


'Making Babies is an absolute joy, the perfect, intelligent antidote to poisonous books on the subject' - India Knight

'Fizzingly entertaining. Reading it is like having a conversation with your funniest friend. Enright has pulled off that rarest of tricks: writing brilliantly about happiness' - Sunday Times 

'An unadulterated delight...suffused with a sense of love and very, very funny' - Maggie O'Farrell, Daily Telegraph 

'1000 kilometres away from baby whisperer books, and one every petrified parent-to-be should read.' - Image 

'Gasp-making, jaw-dropping and eloquently astounding' - Irish Indepedent

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