Comedic Novel Envisions Breast Milk as Nature’s Remedy

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Hester Tingey pens humorous, provocative look at breast-feeding, ‘A Breast of the Times’

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Is the breast milk giving the local children an advantage?

Author Hester Tingey takes readers on a black comedic romp around a little village where the children are so suspiciously intelligent that a ruthless neurological drug developer is sent to investigate in her new novel, “A Breast of the Times” (published by Trafford Publishing).

Set in a fictional village in Essex, England, “A Breast of the Times” centers around the town’s human milk factory, run by Hetty and her friend Meg, a trainee homeopath. Hetty is full of ideas about how to customize and intensify the milk’s power as a medicine. She begins sending human milk smoothies to a child cancer patient and enlists the help of a group of hippies to help run the factory.

Twice each day, 50 women come to Hetty’s factory to be milked. Two of them are especially well-endowed and produce large amounts of milk; they are the first of many to be poached by an insanely jealous drug developer named Tarquin from the Cambridge Science Park.

Tarquin first came to the village on his initial investigation to uncover the mystery behind the area’s extraordinary children. Is the breast milk giving the local children an advantage? Hetty is determined to customize her milk through diet to create medicines that could cure cancer and AIDS. Meanwhile, Tarquin and his accomplice have their own ideas about using the milk.

“We should see past erotic glitzy representations of the human breast to understand it as a wondrous thing which should be used for its proper purpose which is to provide milk for young humans,” Tingey says.

About the Author
Hester Tingey grew up in Cambridge, England, and studied modern languages at Oxford University. She teaches flute, French and horseback riding lessons for the disabled. She has four children, several animals and enjoys writing, walking, yoga and playing gin. Tingey’s blog, The Breast Blog in the Word, was named one of the Best 23 Blogs of 2012 by

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