Dead Babies and Seaside Towns

Dead Babies and Seaside Towns

In this beautifully written book, Alice Jolly describes with a novelist's skill the events that many others have lived through – even if they may feel compelled to keep them hidden.

Author: Alice Jolly

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 9781783521609

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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WINNER OF THE PEN ACKERLEY PRIZE 2016 'Beautifully written and brutally honest' Sunday Times 'Her account is astonishingly moving and her prose nothing short of hypnotic' Independent When Alice Jolly's second child was stillborn and all subsequent attempts to have another baby failed, she began to consider every possible option, no matter how unorthodox. Shot through with humour and full of hope, Dead Babies and Seaside Towns is an intensely personal account of the search for an alternative way to create a family. As she battles through miscarriage, IVF and failed adoption attempts, Alice finds comfort in the faded charm of Britain's crumbling seaside towns. The journey ultimately leads her and her husband to a small town in Minnesota, and to two remarkable women who offer to make the impossible possible. In this beautifully written book, Alice Jolly describes with a novelist's skill the events that many others have lived through – even if they may feel compelled to keep them hidden. Her decision not to hide but to share them, without a trace of self-pity, turns Dead Babies and Seaside Towns into a universal story: one that begins in tragedy but ends in joy.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

If Only You Knew

If Only You Knew

Adrift in the surreal world of perestroika Moscow, Eva Raven is haunted by confused memories of her father.

Author: Alice Jolly

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 9781912618996

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Adrift in the surreal world of perestroika Moscow, Eva Raven is haunted by confused memories of her father. When her boyfriend Rob discovers that her godmother, Maya, is also in Moscow, Eva is keen to meet her to find some answers. But when Eva meets Maya, she also encounters Jack Flame, an ageing American living on borrowed time; a doctor, an astronomer – and possibly a spy. Immediately fascinated, Eva is convinced that Jack understands her and can help her. But what begins as a friendship of the mind soon turns into a relationship of frightening intensity. Torn between the loyalty she feels for Rob and her obsession with Jack Flame, Eva begins to uncover disturbing information about her past. But whose version of events should she trust? And does she really want to know the truth? As Moscow slides towards political and economic collapse, memories of the past rise to the surface, threatening Eva's sanity, and finally her life.
Categories: Fiction

Between the Regions of Kindness

Between the Regions of Kindness

Coventry, 1941.

Author: Alice Jolly

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 9781783525003

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Coventry, 1941. The morning after one of the worst nights of the Blitz. Twenty-two-year-old Rose enters the remains of a bombed house to find her best friend dead. Shocked and confused, she makes a split-second decision that will reverberate for generations to come. More than fifty years later, in modern-day Brighton, Rose’s granddaughter Lara waits for the return of her eighteen-year-old son Jay. Reckless and idealistic, he has gone to Iraq to stand on a conflict line as an unarmed witness to peace. Lara holds her parents, Mollie and Rufus, partly responsible for Jay’s departure. But in her attempts to explain their thwarted passions, she finds all her assumptions about her own life are called into question. Then into this damaged family come two strangers – Oliver, a former faith healer, and Jemmy, a young woman devastated by the loss of a baby. Together they help to establish a partial peace – but at what cost?
Categories: Fiction

Coping with Pregnancy Loss

Coping with Pregnancy Loss

Dead Babies and Seaside Towns (2017). Alice Jolly. Unbound. Eye of the Storm: The Silent Grief of Miscarriage (2016). Rachel McGrath. McGrath House. See also www.findingtherainbow.net Miscarriage Matters to Mothers: The Book of Stories ...

Author: Petra Boynton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351692472

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

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Pregnancy loss can leave us with many unanswered questions, and knowing where to find answers is not always clear. This book is for you if, like me, you’ve been affected by pregnancy loss – currently or in the past. You might have had an early or late miscarriage, molar pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, or stillbirth – or you might be the partner of someone who has had one or more of these experiences. Alternatively, your friend or family member might be affected by pregnancy loss and you want ideas on how to comfort them. Or you might work in healthcare, for a charity, or be a therapist wishing to provide better pregnancy loss care. Here you’ll find practical advice and self-care strategies to help you cope during or after pregnancy loss. Plus ideas that will enable you to make sense of what’s happened – including explaining different ways you may feel; outlining what you can expect during and after your loss; how to navigate physical and mental health care (if appropriate); considering the choices you may need to make; and, if you want to, thinking about how to remember your baby. This book is designed to help you feel like you are not going through your loss alone. It is a reminder that we all react – and cope – in different ways; and respects diverse needs when it comes to getting information, support, and care. While it is not a replacement of healthcare or therapy, it signposts you to other sources of support that can assist you. With straightforward information, reflection exercises, self-help resources, and other people’s stories about how they coped with loss, you should feel better able to understand what is happening to you and more confident about seeking additional help if needed.
Categories: Psychology

The Best Short Stories 2021

The Best Short Stories 2021

Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile and Jolly's memoir, Dead Babies and Seaside Towns, have just been published in the United States. Her stories have appeared in Prospect, Ploughshares, the Manchester Review, Riptide, Litro, and Fairlight Books.

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780593311264

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Twenty prizewinning stories selected from the thousands published in magazines over the previous year—continuing the O. Henry Prize's century-long tradition of literary excellence. Now entering its second century, the prestigious annual story anthology has a new title, a new look, and a new guest editor. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has brought her own refreshing perspective to the prize, selecting stories by an engaging mix of celebrated names and young emerging voices. The winning stories are accompanied by an introduction by Adichie, observations from the winning writers on what inspired them, and an extensive resource list of magazines that publish short fiction. Featured in this collection: Daphne Palasi Andreades • David Means • Sindya Bhanoo • Crystal Wilkinson • Alice Jolly • David Rabe • Karina Sainz Borgo (translator, Elizabeth Bryer) • Jamel Brinkley • Tessa Hadley • Adachioma Ezeano • Anthony Doerr • Tiphanie Yanique • Joan Silber • Jowhor Ile • Emma Cline • Asali Solomon • Ben Hinshaw • Caroline Albertine Minor (translator, Caroline Waight) • Jianan Qian • Sally Rooney
Categories: Fiction

Mary Ann Sate Imbecile

Mary Ann Sate  Imbecile

Her memoir Dead Babies and Seaside Towns won the PEN Ackerley Prize 2016. She also won the V. S. Pritchett Memorial Prize awarded by the Royal Society of Literature in 2014 for one of her short stories, 'Ray the Rottweiler'.

Author: Alice Jolly

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 9781783525508

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2019 'A lyrical tour de force' Guardian Longlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2019 2019 Walter Scott Prize Academy recommendation If you tell a story oft enough So it become true As the nineteenth century draws towards a close, Mary Ann Sate, an elderly maidservant, sets out to write her truth. She writes of the Valleys that she loves, of the poisonous rivalry between her employer's two sons and of a terrible choice which tore her world apart. Her haunting and poignant story brings to life a period of strife and rapid social change, and evokes the struggles of those who lived in poverty and have been forgotten by history. In this fictional found memoir, novelist Alice Jolly uses the astonishing voice of Mary Ann to recreate history as seen from a woman's perspective and to give joyful, poetic voice to the silenced women of the past.
Categories: Fiction

Calling all Authors

Calling all Authors

Alice is using Unbound (http://unbound.co.uk) to produce her sensitive memoir, Dead Babies and Seaside Towns, based on her personal life experiences, and this was successfully funded and published in summer, ...

Author: Mary Cavanagh

Publisher: New Generation Publishing

ISBN: 9781785075476

Category: Self-Help

Page: 220

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Calling All Authors Everything the author of fiction and non-fiction needs to know about the road to publication, understanding the book industry, and how to sell that book! Over the last five years, due to the advent of self-publishing and media marketing, publication is actually easier, but it's infinitely more difficult to get a mainstream contract. Thus, whatever method you aim for, you must have immaculate manuscript presentation, sound knowledge of the book industry, and dogged determination to make sales. Mary Cavanagh, a successful novelist and short story writer, has had first-hand experience of all publishing methods, the jungle of the book industry, and the many successful methods of making sales. In Calling All Authors she aims to demystify all the necessary processes in a concise, lively, and highly readable way, with some very useful contributions from a wide range of other successful authors. 'A fantastic book . . . a wealth of information and some brilliant advice for book types everywhere' The Big Green Bookshop, London N22 6BG 'An invaluable resource of information for all authors, even those who are, as yet, unpublished' Deborah Lawrenson, author
Categories: Self-Help

Writers Artists Yearbook 2019

Writers    Artists  Yearbook 2019

He is interested in publishing a memoir I have written called Dead Babies and Seaside Towns. Our conversations about the book itself are straightforward but the wider purpose of our meeting is more problematic.

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472947482

Category: Reference

Page: 816

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This bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media is completely revised and updated every year. The Yearbook is packed with advice, inspiration and practical guidance on who to contact and how to get published. Foreword by Joanne Harris, bestselling author of 18 novels, including Chocolat New articles in the 2019 edition include: Ruby Tandoh Writing a cookbook Andrew McMillan How to become a poet Claire North Writing speculative fiction Frances Jessop Writing about sport Jane Robinson Writing non-fiction Tony Bradman A successful writing career James Peak Should I make an audio book? Wyl Menmuir Debut success Alice Jolly Crowdfunding your novel Andrew Lownie Submitting non-fiction Lynette Owen UK copyright law All articles are reviewed and updated every year. Key articles on Copyright Law, Tax, Publishing Agreements, E-publishing, Publishing news and trends are fully updated. Plus over 4,000 listings entries on who to contact and how across the media and publishing worlds In short it is 'Full of useful stuff' - J.K. Rowling
Categories: Reference

Writers Artists Yearbook 2021

Writers    Artists  Yearbook 2021

He is interested in publishing a memoir I have written called Dead Babies and Seaside Towns. Our conversations about the book itself are straightforward but the wider purpose of our meeting is more problematic.

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472968159

Category: Reference

Page: 816

View: 146

The latest edition of the bestselling guide to all you need to know about how to get published, is packed full of advice, inspiration and practical information. The Writers' & Artists' Yearbook has been guiding writers and illustrators on the best way to present their work, how to navigate the world of publishing and ways to improve their chances of success, for over 110 years. It is equally relevant for writers of novels and non-fiction, poems and scripts and for those writing for children, YA and adults and covers works in print, digital and audio formats. If you want to find a literary or illustration agent or publisher, would like to self-publish or crowdfund your creative idea then this Yearbook will help you. As well as sections on publishers and agents, newspapers and magazines, illustration and photography, theatre and screen, there is a wealth of detail on the legal and financial aspects of being a writer or illustrator.
Categories: Reference

Writers Artists Yearbook 2020

Writers    Artists  Yearbook 2020

He is interested in publishing a memoir I have written called Dead Babies and Seaside Towns . Our conversations about the book itself are straightforward but the wider purpose of our meeting is more problematic.

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472947505

Category: Reference

Page: 816

View: 791

Packed with practical advice, guidance and inspiration about all aspects of the writing process, this Yearbook is the essential resource on how to get published. It will guide authors and illustrators across all genres and markets: those looking for a traditional, hybrid or self-publishing route to publication; writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets and playwrights, writers for TV and radio, newspapers and magazines. New articles for the 2020 edition include: - Raffaella Barker Writing romantic fiction - Chris Bateman Writing for video games: a guide for the curious - Dean Crawford Going solo: self-publishing in the digital age - Jill Dawson On mentoring - Melissa Harrison So you want to write about nature ... - Kerry Hudson Writing character-led novels - Mark Illis Changing lanes: writing across genres and forms - Maxim Jakubowski Defining genre fiction - Antony Johnston Breaking into comics - Suzanne O'Sullivan Writing about science for the general reader - Tim Pears Writing historical fiction: lessons learned - Di Redmond Ever wanted to write a saga? - Anna Symon Successful screenwriting - Nell Stevens Blurring facts with fiction: memoir and biography - Ed Wilson Are you ready to submit?
Categories: Reference