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How Not to Be a Perfect Mother: The Crafty Mother's Guide to a Quiet Life

How Not to Be a Perfect Mother: The Crafty Mother's Guide to a Quiet Life

by LibbyPurves (Author)


This is a book which sets out to show that even the most unpromising madonna can survive the years of looking after babies and toddlers. Full of down-to-earth tips and anecdotes, this is a battle-manual for the mother on the front line - going from pregnancy to pre-schoolers, and taking in sibling fights, fraught outings, nannies and careers along the way.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 11 Jul 1994

ISBN 10: 000636988X
ISBN 13: 9780006369882

Author Bio

LIBBY PURVES was a late starter, having her first baby at thirty-two. Previously she practised for motherhood by carrying heavy tape recorders round all day (on BBC Radio Oxford), getting up at 3.30am (as presenter of the Radio 4 Today programme), and by refereeing contentious arguments (as chair of BBC TV's Choices).

Libby Purves has written and edited several books, and writes for a number of newspapers and magazines. Now she lives in Suffolk with her husband, Paul Heiney, her son of eleven and daughter of nine. Once a week, she escapes from home life by travelling to London to present the Radio 4 chat show, Midweek, in which only two people are ever allowed to talk at once, and nobody's nose needs wiping.