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'This book will help so many people' Positive Fertility
An Outdoor Swimming Society Book of the Year 2018
After a decade of trying and failing to become a mother, Jessica Hepburn knew it was time to do something different. So she decided to swim twenty-one miles across the English Channel - no easy feat, especially for someone who couldn't swim very well. As the punishing training schedule commenced, Jessica learned you need to put on weight to stave off the cold. This gave her the idea to meet and eat with a collection of inspiring women, and ask them: does motherhood make you happy?
From baronesses and professors to award-winners and record-breakers, each of the women had compelling truths to tell about fulfilment and the meaning of motherhood.
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What Reviewers Are Saying
'Jessica inspired me to confront my "sad thing", to take on a challenge outside my comfort zone' Outdoor Swimmer
`An amazing, page-turning, jaw-droppingly honest read' Mumsnet Summer Reads
`It was this year's most keenly awaited fertility book, and Jessica Hepburn's 21 Miles doesn't disappoint . . . Go and buy this highly recommended book right away!' Fertility Road
`Jessica wins over the reader with her sparkling style, yet her self-deprecating humour also belies an undertow of tremendous sadness . . . I laughed, and I cried, in equal measure' Welldoing
`I am sure that this book will help so many people' Positive Fertility