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‘I think mothers were pretty much invisible to me until I became one’: Marianne Levy on her raw motherhood memoir

The writer on the silent suffering that drove her to write her unvarnished, granular and often funny take on new parenthood and pregnancy

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Author of Don't Forget To Scream, Marianne Levy

Author of Don't Forget To Scream, Marianne Levy

Don’t Forget To Scream by Marianne Levy

Don’t Forget To Scream by Marianne Levy

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Author of Don't Forget To Scream, Marianne Levy

Before we start our interview, writer Marianne Levy warns me that, as it’s the summer holidays, there’s a very good chance that we might experience a ‘BBC Dad’ moment on this Zoom call, as her eight-year-old daughter and four-year-old-son are at home.

Someone might just barge here in going, ‘mummy, mummy’,” she smiles. It’s the morning after the English women’s football team won the Euros, and as Levy notes, it’s a been an interesting, heartening moment for her young London-based family. “My sort of great hope is that, you know, WE can remember a time when it was crazy and amazing that the women were the ones who brought [football] home,” she says. “It makes me cautiously hopeful that, even amid the atmosphere or climate crisis and cost of living, well, here’s one good thing that we’ve done to make the world better.”


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