June 2019 New Titles: Non-fiction Previews

As with the planets in the night sky, it’s always interesting to see the conjunctions of books that occur in any given month. Mostly it happens for obvious reasons such as the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing next month, or the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings this month.

But sometimes those conjunction are more mysterious, such as the fact that June brings not one but two extraordinary books about motherhood, premature birth and the wonders of NHS neo-natal care in the form of Mother Ship by Francesca Segal and The First Breath by Olivia Gordon. And in two Editor’s ...

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