9 of our favourite mothers in classic books

From The Handmaid’s Tale to Little Women, here are some of our favourite depictions of mothers and motherhood in classic literature to read this Mother’s Day.

Flat lay of 9 Vintage Classics books about mothers and motherhood, against a white textile background.

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