A signed first edition UK hardback of MATRESCENCE.

£ 22.00

A signed first edition UK hardback of MATRESCENCE.

19 in stock (can be backordered)



A first edition hardback of MATRESCENCE published in the UK by Allen Lane / Penguin in June 2023.

  • ISBN: 9780241513484
  • Length: 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 240mm x 31mm x 162mm
  • Weight: 536g
  • Price: £25.00


  • The best book I’ve ever read about motherhood … Myths are smashed from page one … Experimental flourishes – alongside all that beautiful, accessible writing – add to its majesty. Matrescence is essential reading, bloody and alive, roaring and ready to change conversations

    Jude Rogers, Observer
  • I kept scribbling in the margins: ‘We need to know this stuff!’ … An important addition to the literature of motherhood … [It is] wide-ranging in its scope, packed with statistics about mental health, new studies on the rewiring of women’s brains after childbirth and the presence of foetal cells in our bodies … Jones seems to come as close as it’s possible to describing this indescribable moment in a woman’s life

    Joanna Pocock, Spectator
  • A wild and beautiful book … a book that will be passed among friends and will no doubt bring solace … Reading this, I felt a jolt of recognition … more than six years later I can still feel the searing, silencing shame. I wish someone could have handed me Matrescence

    Sophie McBain, New Statesman
  • An exploration of the contrast between myth and reality and between individual and social expectations … Jones writes beautifully and with searing honesty about the life-changing physical and emotional impact of having a child

    Rachel Sylvester, The Times
  • A vital, hopeful book … to read Matrescence is to emerge chastened and ready for change

    Marianne Levy, i News
  • Beautiful and creative … Jones is a pioneer … she skilfully elucidates the monumental shifts motherhood brings … I found myself inwardly cheering

    Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, Guardian
  • It is difficult to put into words the importance of this book. I felt it in my heart. I carried it with me, I think I always will. Jones has written the book we desperately needed.

    Daisy Johnson