Sunday, April 22, 2012

Ten of the best babies in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best babies in literature.

One entry on the list:
Mother's Milk by Edward St Aubyn

Boozy Patrick has a powerful rival for the attention of his wife Mary: his baby son Thomas. Mary seems determined to make up for the deficiencies of her own mother by making maternity a full-time commitment, which leaves Patrick "split between admiration and abandonment" – and sex-starved.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Mother's Milk was John Sutherland's bad Booker beat of 2006.

--Marshal Zeringue