A celebration of babies (1986)

Collection of writing about the power of babies. Vladimir Nabokov, Margaret Drabble, Charles Dickens, A. S. Byatt, Philip Larkin, Sappho and many others on a human’s entry into this world.

‘Only one person gave me any idea of what having a baby would be like. She said the nearest thing to it was a passionate love affair. I thought she was being silly…’