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Barbara Want - Author

About the Author

Barbara Want is a former BBC radio producer. This is her first book.

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Why Not Me? A Story of Love and Loss

Why Not Me? A Story of Love and Loss

Author: Barbara Want Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2011

Ruthlessly honest memoir of a widow's pain in coming to terms with the death of her husband. This haunting memoir of grief recounts the death from cancer of Nick Clarke, much-loved BBC radio presenter of THE WORLD AT ONE - and the aftermath - from his widow Barbara's point of view. With painful honesty, Barbara lays open her ambivalent feelings about the illness as it progressed, and her instinctive fear that this would be the end. As he got sicker, her fear grew, until he died an unfeasibly short time after his diagnosis. Barbara chronicles in unflinching prose her life after his death. A howl of anguish and anger, she describes how many of her friends and colleagues don't call, and don't offer support - how alone she is, and how she struggles to explain the unexplainable to her young twin sons. She has a breakdown, and a short-lived relationship (met with condemnation from some of her friends), but knows the process of dealing with her grief is barely beginning. A ruthlessly honest dissection of a widow's pain, this book is also a love story - an uncomfortably raw, utterly compelling memoir which ends without resolution; its author still fighting to come to terms with the hand life has dealt her.

Baby Secrets How to Know Your Baby's Needs

Baby Secrets How to Know Your Baby's Needs

Author: Barbara Want, Jo Tantum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2005

Jo's pioneering 'spaced soothing' technique is a failsafe method that teaches babies to enjoy their sleep and empowers parents to understand their babies better. - Made for Mums Baby Secrets will guide you through the early weeks of your baby's life and take you into the blissful world of nighttime peace. Help your baby to find a calmer night time routine through a unique and proven method of intermittent soothing. Unlock top maternity nurse and sleep expert Jo Tantum's secrets, just as Barbara Want did when she gave birth to twins and found herself completely unprepared. You too can begin a happy, flexible routine based on your baby's natural patterns. Discover: * The secrets of sleeping through the night * How to cope with more than one * How to calm their crying * Simple feeding routines * Flexible nap times This is the ultimate first-time-parenting guide, covering all aspects of caring for your baby. Jo's approach is warm, empowering for you as a parent and easy to follow and, as Barbara will testify, it works!

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