Mother: An Unconventional History - Sarah Knot
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Thursday 6 June
Book through Festival Box Office at QUAD
In what is probably the first historical analysis of motherhood, acclaimed historian Sarah Knott analyses the real experience for women across the ages, from the South Carolina field slave to a 1950s suburban housewife, from a royal mistress pregnant with a king’s first son to a 1970s feminist. Drawing on letters, diaries, court reports and paintings, she vividly brings to life the lost stories of ordinary women and the everyday details of carrying and caring for a baby.