An entertaining and mischievous tribute to motherhood - the perfect present for every mother for every occasion.There is no one quite like your mother - but along with the unconditional love and understanding, this also means that there is no one else who always knows when you're fibbing, or where you keep your diary, or the terribly amusing thing you once said at a family wedding when you were five.In an affectionate, amusing and mischievous book, Judith Holder's tribute to motherhood covers everything from mothers through the ages (it's not only the Virgin Mary who we wish had had an immaculate conception) to maternal anxiety and those little things she says and why she says them: 'You're not going out like that', 'What are you doing inside on a lovely day like today?', and the classic 'because I said so.'Using interviews and testimonies from mothers and daughters of all ages, this is a humorous look at motherhood and everything that goes with it, with beautifully illustrated and funny line drawings integrated into the text.
Judith Holder has a distinguished career in television, having produced some of the funniest people in the business, including Clive James, Billy Connolly, Dame Edna Everage, Victoria Wood and Lenny Henry. She has also written her own comedy pieces, which she has performed on WOMAN'S HOUR and HOME TRUTHS. She is the author of THE SECRET DIARY OF A GRUMPY OLD WOMAN and GRUMPY OLD HOLIDAYS.