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Reviews

  • Heartbreak and happiness sit in tandem in Alexandra Heminsley's wise and generous book . . . . As Alex slowly reconciles herself to the loss of a husband, she recognises that the three of them will still be a family and that, despite the trauma, she is once again happy in her own skin

    Eithne Farry, Daily Mirror
  • Staggering . . . This is a world turned upside down . . . Heminsley is unflinching in her exploration of her feelings . . . Her Hollywood ending is her realisation that she doesn't have to blame herself for her situation; rather it is society's fault for creating a world where people like D are scared to express their gender identity

    Daisy Goodwin, Sunday Times
  • Generous, calm and thoughtful . . . Some Body to Love argues cogently for greater openness and understanding towards different gender expressions . . . also page-turningly compelling

    Holly Williams, Observer
  • This insightful memoir covers some hefty subjects -- gender identity, body image, infertility, divorce -- with wisdom and grace

    Good Housekeeping
  • A vital call for compassion and awareness . . . a hugely hopeful and deftly written book - and one that might encourage greater empathy in how we respond to all kinds of difference

    Gwendolyn Smith, i
  • Breathtakingly honest, warm and generous, Some Body To Love is a testament to how family and love can be whatever shape we want them to be

    Sarra Manning, Red
  • This memoir is going to change a lot of people's lives, and I think it's going to change the conversation

    Damian Barr, Big Scottish Book Club
  • A brave, thoughtful and timely book -- calming and inspiring on our different relationships with our bodies, and vitally compassionate on trans rights

    Naomi Alderman
  • Insightful and wise, generous and kind

    David Nicholls
  • A treatise on empathy and grace in extraordinary circumstances

    Jojo Moyes

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