The Baby Of Belleville

The Baby Of Belleville

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Every new mother has a story to tell a€“ and this is Jane de la Rochefoucaulta€™s. Ita€™s a story that contains all the familiar yet magical landmarks of feeding, teething, toddling, and measuring stuff in and out of Tupperware. But, as an expat living in Paris, Jane also faces some challenges they never mention in the handbooks. Such as, how to juggle a new baby with the demands of an aristocratic husband, a competitive nursing circle, an artisan plumber, and a formidably French (and possibly law-breaking) mother-in-law... Swiftly plotted, linguistically playful and sparkling with wit, The Baby of Belleville will draw you into its unique imaginative universe and make you reluctant to now sleeping in a wrought iron crib, a de La Rochefoucault heirloom, which Mathilde dug out from her attic at Thrushcross Castle. But the important change is not the going from box to cot, but from a restless refusal of shut-eye to a genuine enjoyment of slumber. ... even to offer of squirt of milk for the purpose of scientific analysis if such a sample were required. ... Try imagining any part of your body constantly in stitches and I think youa#39;ll get an inkling of just how annoying this is.

Title:The Baby Of Belleville
Author:Anne Marsella
Publisher:Granta Books - 2011-07-07


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