Can Any Mother Help Me?
“Fantastically absorbing, frequently funny and always affecting.” – Observer
“A unique record of female friendship during the last century.” – Guardian
“Equally entertaining and moving.” – The Times
“Top Ten Books Ever Written on Motherhood” – The Guardian
In 1935, a young woman wrote a letter to Nursery World magazine, expressing her feelings of isolation and loneliness. Women from all over the country experiencing similar frustrations wrote back. To create an outlet for their abundant ideas and opinions they started a secret magazine, The Cooperative Correspondence Club.
With startling honesty, the women wrote about every aspect of their lives – the pain and elation of childbirth, the challenges of marriage, broken hearts and fading dreams. None of them could have anticipated the friendships that would grow; nor that the magazine would last their lifetimes. This is their story.