HQ signs Gunn and Buckingham's book on miscarriage and pregnancy loss

HQ signs Gunn and Buckingham's book on miscarriage and pregnancy loss

HQ has landed a book on miscarriage and pregnancy loss by award-winning podcasters Bex Gunn and Laura Buckingham.

Zoe Berville, ​commissioning editor, bought world English-language rghts to The Worst Girl Gang Ever from Susan Smith at MBA Literary Agents. It will publish in hardback, e-book and audiobook on 4th August 2022.

The podcast of the same name was created to "dismantle the shame, judgement and isolation that can surround miscarriage". The publisher said: "With warmth, humour and honesty, in their book Bex Gunn and Laura Buckingham will offer an emotional toolbox and practical survival guide for the widespread experience of pregnancy loss." It will explore topics such as dealing with grief, marking your loss, processing emotions and opening up a dialogue with others. 

Gunn and Buckingham commented: "We are so excited to be working with everyone at HQ to publish our book. We believe that it will be a huge comfort and support to so many couples as they navigate the darkness and isolation that is so often associated with baby loss.

"For too long women have suffered misplaced shame in silence, or have felt that their heartbreak is disproportionate to their experience. We’re here to change that, to validate women, to hold them while they grieve and to say, 'We’ve got you'."

Berville added: "Online and on their podcast, Bex and Laura offer a welcoming, approachable place for those who experience pregnancy loss to feel heard and seen. In a world where miscarriage can be met with silence and stigma, their work is a vital contribution to an urgently needed conversation. I’m thrilled to be working with them on this very special book."