© John Deakin
She has been overcome by a desire to look at the baby. She needs to do this, she's noticed, at regular intervals. To check he's there, to check she hasn't dreamt it all, to check he's still breathing, to check he's quite as beautiful as she remembered him to be, quite as astonishingly perfect.~p.43, The Hand that First Held Mine, by Maggie O'Farrell
Okay, 3 sentences, because 2 didn't quite capture the book. This novel is packed with quotes and experiences of new motherhood, that I know to be true because of my recently acquired status of aunt to a lovely baby. On top of that, there's art, mistery and memory in this intriguing read.