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The Baby Diaries: Memories, Milestones and Misadventures [Hardcover]

Tess Daly
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Book Description

18 Feb 2010

If there's one thing that puts us all on a level playing field it's becoming a mum for the first time, everything else - work, sleep, sanity - goes out of the window. When I was handed our first daughter, Phoebe, I was terrified. This tiny bundle seemed so small and helpless and it was down to me and Vernon to take care of her every need when between us we couldn't change a nappy.

This book is the story of my journey into motherhood. From the shock and excitement of the positive pregnancy test to trying to look 'stylish' when I couldn't even see my feet, the overwhelming emotion of having our beautiful baby and the horror to come of not sleeping properly for over three years. And then deciding to do it all over again!

I do hope that by sharing my story you will have a better idea of what to expect, pick up a few tips and gain a little reassurance that even if the journey is rocky at times (as ours was!) we all become brilliant mums...eventually.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Vermilion (18 Feb 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091935164
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091935160
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 13.5 x 19.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 236,517 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tess Daly's entertaining, honest and heartwarming account of her pregnancy and motherhood

About the Author

Born in Stockport, Tess is the co-host of Strictly Come Dancing. She has worked on several successful TV shows from Singled Out to SMTV Live. Tess opened the Royal Variety Performance in 2008 and co-hosts Children in Need. In 2007 Tess and her husband Vernon Kay presented Just The Two of Us together. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Phoebe and Amber.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
I brought this book after reading the Jools Oliver one and Mylene Klass's book. I really enjoyed it and found it to be an honest and sometimes very amusing account of her journey into motherhood, with stories of birth and how she overcame sleep problems with her first daughter. I didn't think it was as good as Jools Oliver's book as that had a lot more tips and advice, but I still really enjoyed reading this book, and unlike the Mylene Klass book Tess didn't just bark on about how hard it is jetting around the world on photoshoots and being photographed for magazines, it was a lot more honest considering she is a celeb mum. The pictures inside are lovely, the only bad thing I can say is that a lot of the photo's of her daughters just show the back of their heads, which is probably to protect their privacy but being a bit nosy I wanted to nose at her kids lol! I'd buy this if you would like to read a light-hearted and honest acoount of pregnancy and birth and pick up a few tips along the way! I'd recommend it. =)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I wanted to like it but... 27 May 2010
By Boo
Format:Hardcover
... her accounts just didn't strike the same chord with me as Jools Oliver's book. I found it rather tedious, chronologically it was all wrong (which surely is the basic premise of a diary) and quite frankly dull. There's some nice pictures in it and it's a handsome book but I wouldn't recommend you waste your precious free-time either before or after baby's here reading it
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely read 25 Mar 2010
Format:Hardcover
I was given this book as a present & I've got to say I'm really impressed by it. It's a beautifully published with lovely pictures, but clearly that isn't going to completely carry a book. The content is very informative, laugh out loud funny at times & written in a lovely style. I've never particularly had an opinion on Tess Daly, though I do love Strictly, but this book is a credit to her & I've certainly warmed to her through reading it.

Inevitably this book will be compared to Jools Olivers, they are published by the same company and are similar in style & obviously content! I enjoyed Jool's book a lot but preferred Tess's. I think it's more informative & set out in a clearer, better structured way. I also warmed more to her as a person (how many times does Jools Oliver say 'this really isn't like me but I threw a wobbly'?!). But maybe that's mean, they are both good books and of course pregnancy & birth are very personal experiences.

I'd definately recommend this to anyone who is going through pregnancy or trying to conceive, it would be a lovely pressie for a new mum too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Would def recommend it 12 Jun 2014
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This book is really good for dipping in and out of at different weeks - not a big heavy read at all. Also as Tess had a c sec and a natural birth it's good to read about both experiences.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab 26 Dec 2013
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Good easy read great quality posted out fine and all as described saw it in local library and got straight online
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad 4 July 2013
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This book was alright but compared to the similar book by Jools Oliver, didn't give as many useful tips that I could take away and Is not quite as down to earth as Jools' book. It is however beautifully presented with lovely pictures.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely insight 6 May 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this book, it is well written and has lots of hints and tips but in a nice, easy to read format. Would recommend. A good addition to the many pregnancy books I have been reading!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good informative read 12 Sep 2010
Format:Hardcover
I liked this book, lots of useful advice and tips but I did prefer the Jools Oliver book more for her style of writing and humour.
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