Childless Voices

Lorna Gibb

Published: 6 February 2020
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 288 pages
ISBN: 9781783782642

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Published: 7 February 2019
Trade Paperback, Demy PB
135x216mm, 288 pages
ISBN: 9781783782628

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About the author

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Lorna Gibb was born in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. She is a university lecturer and now lives in London. She is the author of Lady Hester: Queen of the East and West's World: The Extraordinary Life of Dame Rebecca West. Her first novel, A Ghost's Story, was published by Granta in 2015. Childless Voices was published in February 2019. More about the author


Childless Voices is impressive and moving, endowed with a deep authenticity and written with courage and honestyPaul Komesaroff



‘Lorna Gibb builds a profound story around absence and the shape it gives lives around the world. Her tales of childless people of all situations are by turns moving, inspiring and shocking but always beautifully and sympathetically writtenSusanna Forrest

‘Lorna Gibb's study of childlessness is an enthralling mixture of empathy and enquiry. She starts, movingly, with her own experience, then uses it to explore other women's stories, historically, culturally and politically. She is a thoughtful, informed, and always kind witness and guide to this much under explored issue. A brave and brainy bookKate Clanchy

‘This powerful and moving portrait of people without children combines memoir of the author's own childlessness and her eventual acceptance of it, with a many-faceted cultural overview of an issue which affects millions of people’ Editor's Choice

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