Alice Jolly | 'I don’t trust memoirs, never have'

Alice Jolly | 'I don’t trust memoirs, never have'

Ten years ago, almost to the day that this author profile is published, writer Alice Jolly—already the mother of a three-year-old son Thomas—nearly died giving birth to a stillborn daughter, Laura, in a Brussels hospital. “The world of dead babies is a silent and shattered place,” she writes in her memoir, Dead Babies and Seaside Towns. A few days later, Jolly and her husband Stephen placed Laura’s coffin into a holdall and bore her tiny body back to England on a Eurostar train, to be buried at the foot of the Malvern Hills.

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