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Bed Rest

Sarah Bilston

4 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

In this humorous and touching debut, Sarah Bilston tells the story of a busy career woman who finds her pregnancy a breeze - until she's ordered off her feet for complete and total bed rest

Quinn 'Q' Boothroyd is a successful young English lawyer married to the gorgeous Tom and living in New York. She's ticked off most of the boxes on her list of Things To Do Before Hitting Thirty and her life so far has been relatively painless. But when her doctor tells her she has to spend the last three months of her pregnancy lying in bed, Q is thrown into a tailspin by the idea that her social and professional life must come to a total stop.Initially bored and frustrated, Q gradually finds herself re-examining her whole life - her marriage, relationships with family and friends, and her job. Indeed, the inertia of bed rest has some very surprising, funny and touching results . . .

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Praise for Bed Rest

  • Sarah Bilston has written a very clear-sighted novel about how tough it is for women to juggle career, marriage and childbirth- I laughed out loud and I couldn't put it down - Marian Keyes

  • Even if you've never been pregnant you'll be as instantly hooked on this addictive novel as I was. While most of us dream of days on end in bed with nothing to do but eat and watch television, Q shows us the true nature of being a caged animal - Plum Sykes, author of Bergdorf Blondes

  • Every woman out there juggling with career, marriage and childbirth will love every rib-tickling minute of this story - Peterborough Evening Telegraph

  • You'll laugh out loud at this novel - Bella

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Sarah Bilston

Sarah Bilston is British but lives in Connecticut. She is an academic and teaches at Trinity College, Hartford. She is married with three children.

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