'A treatise on empathy and grace in extraordinary circumstances' Jojo Moyes
'Today I sat on a bench facing the sea, the one where I waited for L to be born, and sobbed my heart out. I don't know if I'll ever recover.'
This note was written on 9 November 2017. As the seagulls squawked overhead and the sun dipped into the sea, Alexandra Heminsley's world was turning inside out.
She'd just been told her then-husband was going to transition. The revelation threatened to shatter their brand new, still fragile, family.
Some Body to Love is Alex's profoundly open-hearted memoir about losing her husband but gaining a best friend, and together bringing up a baby in a changing world. Its exploration of what it means to have a human body, to feel connected or severed from it, and how we might learn to accept our own, makes it a vital and inspiring contribution to some of the most complex and heated conversations of our times.
Praise for Some Body to Love:
'Insightful and wise, generous and kind' David Nicholls
'A brave, thoughtful and timely book' Naomi Alderman
'A testament to how family and love can be whatever shape we want them to be' Red
'It took my breath away' Bryony Gordon
'A book with a wild, deep, joyous, tender love of people at its heart' Emma Jane Unsworth