‘Heart-wrenching, heart-warming and heartfelt – Mother Ship is a beautifully crafted, warts-and-all love letter to our wonderful NHS’ Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt.
After her identical twin girls are born ten weeks prematurely, Francesca Segal finds herself sitting vigil in the ‘mother ship’ of neonatal intensive care, all romantic expectations of new parenthood obliterated.
As each day brings a fresh challenge for her and her babies, Francesca makes a temporary life among a band of mothers who are vivid, fearless, and inspiring, taking care not only of their children but of one another.
Mother Ship is a hymn to the sustaining power of women’s friendships and a loving celebration of the two small girls – and their mother – who defy the odds. A comforting and encouraging read, especially for others enduring the same experience.
‘A heart-wrenching insight into what must have been such a fragile, overwhelming and terrifying time – yet there’s humour in there too. Beautiful’ Giovanna Fletcher
‘A beautiful, lyrical memoir that navigates the unpredictable landscape of NICU and the will to survive Christie Watson, author of The Language of Kindness