When Will I Sleep Through the Night?

Imprint: Profile Books
Subject: Biography & Memoir, Reference, Humour & Gift

When Will I Sleep Through the Night?

An A-Z of babyhood

Eleanor Birne, Nick Daniel, Nikki Barrow

All the things they never tell you

eBook (ePUB/MOBI)?
9781847657442 (24 Mar 2011)
£12.99

About the book

You are having a baby. How do you feel? Excited? Nervous? Downright terrified? For most people, even if it is something they have longed for, having a baby is a voyage into the great unknown, a turning point after which their lives will never be the same again. When Will I Sleep Through the Night? is a beautifully written account of one woman's experience of pregnancy and the first year of her child's life. Written in diary-style entries, it is a record of the day-to-day reality of having a baby and a portrait of the frustration, fear and overwhelming love that come with it. By turns funny, moving and reassuring, this is a book that doesn't try to tell you what to do or what to feel but simply tells it as it is, a story that is both intimate and universal, an A-Z of babyhood.

About the author

Eleanor Birne works as an editor and has written reviews for various publications. She lives in London with her husband and son. This is her first book.

Reviews

A sweet, lovely, funny book that perfectly captures the brainbending madness of the first year.

- Pre-publication endorsement, Marcus Berkmann

A lucid, humorous and, above all, completely unhectoring account of becoming a mother... I found it hard to put down... I would advise mothers-to-be to save it until they, too, reach the end of the first year and can smile in delighted recognition.

- Alice O'Keeffe, Observer

Refreshingly honest... it's important to have accounts like this available to read... It's nice to know you're not alone

- Bookbag

Honest and frank... This book is part funny, part moving and wholly reassuring... it crafts a story that is both intimate and universal.

- Franziska Hensel, Irish Tatler

What sets this apart is the quality of the... this manages to perfectly capture the excitement, nervousness and tedium of those early months... fun and accessible.

- Kelly Beswick, Junior

Additional Information

Imprint: Profile Books
Subject: Biography & Memoir, Reference, Humour & Gift