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The Facts of Life

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In 1970s Northeast England, best friends Polly and April are sitting up a tree, whispering about periods and swapping their hazy knowledge of the facts of life. They both expect to have families one day - it's the normal script to follow, isn't it? But, as they grow up, education and career become important, too, and they believe that they can have it all. Of course, the time has to be right...When, some years later, Polly settles with Jack, her career has taken off and she feels torn over whether or not to try for a baby. Has she left it too late? Did she have any control over that choice? Should she wait until they fix the roof of their damp flat? After repeated miscarriage and chronic illness take their toll, Polly and Jack have to face a very tough decision. As Polly looks back on her own expectations and those of her parents and grandparents, she has to confront what family means in a society where 'family' usually means 'children'.

Fiction & PoetryGraphic NovelsGraphic novels: literary & memoirsHealth & WellbeingAdvice on the stages of lifeParentingPregnancy, birth & baby care Publisher: Myriad Editions Publication Date: 16/03/2017 ISBN-13: 9781908434524  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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PAULA KNIGHT grew up in Northeast England and studied Graphic Design at Bristol Polytechnic (UWE). She works from her home studio in Bristol as an illustrator, writer and proofreader. She coordinates the bi-annual meeting of Bristol Laydeez do Comics. Paula has illustrated numerous children's books and is the author of two picture books: It Takes Two to T'wit T'woo and Roble's Rain Dance (Bonney Press, 2012). She posts comics and work in progress on her blog

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