A profoundly moving story showing the redemptive power of love and acceptance - of friends, family and also of ourselves. Smart, brave and often very funny . . . I was captivated
Illona Bannister is the best friend every new mother wants-the one who tells you it's OK to fall apart and the one who makes you laugh until you get back up again. This first novel is a wise, big-hearted, triumphant story of marriage and motherhood
A beautiful and unflinching story of loss, motherhood and love in all its forms. Both heartbreaking and funny, Bannister perfectly captures the brilliant darkness of existing. I adored this brave debut.
Gigi is sharp and funny and endearing
A big-hearted novel, beautifully written and riven with a rich seam of humour
Bannister's emotionally raw debut offers an unflinching glimpse of new motherhood
This book ripped me open and stared right inside of me. I have never read words that described so perfectly so many of the feelings I've had (and still have)