Francesca Segal

Mother Ship
  • Mother Ship

  • ‘Heart-wrenching, heart-warming and heartfelt' Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt

    After her twin girls are born early, Francesca Segal finds herself keeping vigil by their side in hospital, all romantic expectations of new parenthood obliterated. Her gripping diary of those months combines the tenderness of a love poem with the compulsive pace of a thriller. 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.

    ‘A beautiful memoir: wise, moving and profoundly humane’ Elizabeth Day, author of How to Fail

RELEASED 05/03/2020

Francesca Segal is an award-winning writer and journalist. Her first novel, The Innocents, won the 2012 Costa First Novel Award, the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, the 2013 Sami Rohr Prize, and a Betty Trask Award. Her most recent novel, The Awkward Age (‘smart, soulful and compelling’, Nick Hornby) was published in 2017.