• Knott manages to combine scholarship with personal experience in a <b>heartfelt and original</b> way. <b>Every mother-to-be should read it </b>

    Sunday Times
  • <b>An original and important account of a universal but neglected experience.</b><i> Mother </i>powerfully conveys the thrilling, bewildering, and fuzzy-headed atmosphere that surrounds pregnancy and childbirth, and offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of our mothering predecessors.

  • <b>Wonderful... utterly compelling. </b>This is history at its best: writing that unfolds the past and sheds light on the present

    Financial Times