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Letters on Motherhood

Narrated by: Giovanna Fletcher
Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
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Summary

Motherhood is full of little highs: the smell of a newborn baby's head, the feeling of a small hand holding yours, the infectious sound of laughter, first words, first steps, the first day at school, endless tiny but significant hints of the person your child is to become. 

But motherhood is not without its lows either: tears and tantrums (your child's and your own), fears, self-doubt, sleepless nights, and that's not to mention the mum fails. 

One minute your heart is bursting with love and pride as you watch your family grow, the next you are practically on your knees with exhaustion, overwhelmed by the never-ending to do list. Motherhood is a roller coaster. 

In Letters on Motherhood, Giovanna Fletcher shares hilarious and heartwarming stories of her own family life and reflects on the lessons she has learned about the deeper universal themes of parenting that are familiar to mums everywhere.

©2019 Giovanna Fletcher (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Beautiful & Heartfelt!

Absolutely adored this! I’m not even a mother myself but I felt like I learnt so much. It was beautiful! Always had so much love and admiration for Giovanna & the Fletcher fam! This book continues to fuel my admiration. I recommend for everyone! Men, women, mothers, grandparents, people that want to be parents... absolutely fabulous! Listened in one day!

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Amazing will listen again

Doesn't stop listening to the book! Tried listening where ever I could. It's amazing great listen

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so happy I stumbled upon this

moving and inspiring, as a new mum I felt all the emotions and found the stories so relatable

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Listen to a friend

Sit down, drive, stick the headphones in and listen to a friend make you laugh,make you think and reassure you you got this

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Loved it

Im a new mother so this was lovely to listen to during walks, while baby was sleeping and on that rare occasion when I had some time to myself.

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amazing!!

absolutely loved Letters on Motherhood. I became a 1st time mum coming up a year ago and was amazing to hear that I'm not alone when experiencing certain things in life. I laughed, I cried, I smiled and I sent virtual hugs to Gi. Amazing, thank you for driving with me to work for a week!!

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A true story of motherhood what we're all thinking

fantastic loved every minute the things we're all thinking in a book well done G

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Lovely

Relatable. Honest. Digestible in letter form, each only a few minutes long (wonderful if you do only have a few minutes).

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loved this

I loved this!!!! Giovanna is brilliant!!! her words are the same words as mothers everywhere!

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Loved this!!

So comforting to read as a new mother, so honest and open I had tears and laughter many times!

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Refreshing and Relateable

Liberating and a delightful listen! Especially if you are a new mum and this whole motherhood world is new to you!