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New mother Nina, in her quest for private time and a little glamour, is delighted when her fashion editor friend uses her baby for a photo shoot, unbeknownst to the baby's father, Jonathan, who would greatly disapprove of his son's newfound modelling career. Original. 100,000 first printing.
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Fiona Gibson is a freelance journalist who has written for many British publications including The Observer, The Guardian, Red and Marie Claire. She is the mother of three young children.From Publishers Weekly:
A personal ad, placed on a whim, brings major changes in Gibson's wry debut. The sparks don't exactly fly between "triumph over tragedy" journalist Nina and mild, sensible software programmer Jonathan. But a surprise pregnancy means it's time to settle down, with the wedding in the future. After giving birth, Nina tries to bond with earnest mothers over breast-feeding, and views her "vanilla-toned" living room and life with understandable ambivalence. Then her fashion-stylist best friend, needing a baby for a photo shoot, entices Nina to bring her son. Soon, agents are calling and Nina is squiring Ben to shoots all over London—and hiding the truth from straight-arrow Jonathan. When Jonathan finds out, the marriage plans are off, and Nina flees to the French countryside, where she makes new friends—and takes a young lover—while those she left behind intersect in unexpected ways. With self-effacing, deadpan humor, Gibson concedes motherhood's quotidian moments while also conveying its fierce pleasures. Nina navigates motherly duties and selfish desires with a humorous, almost accidental aplomb against a cast of familiar characters whose humanity gradually sharpens into focus. In the process, Nina confronts her past and questions the easy conclusions she's drawn in a life forever changed by her child. While Gibson doesn't quite get at the heart of Nina's relationship with Jonathan, she does charmingly evoke the bittersweet bond of motherhood.
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Book Description Red Dress Ink, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0373250649
Book Description Red Dress Ink, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0373250649