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Hi Alison,
I’ll be at the conference and would like one copy of the book please. Thank
you!

best,
Davis Harte, PhD

On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 10:05 AM Macfarlane, Alison <
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> Twenty five years ago, the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit published
> the second edition of Rona Campbell and my book ‘Where to be born? The
> debate and the evidence’. As a result of Birthplace and other similar
> research done since 1994, we now have much more robust and detailed
> evidence and it is reassuring to know that our earlier tentative
> conclusions have not been contradicted. Despite being 25 years old, Where
> to be born? is still cited widely as, to my knowledge, no one else has
> described the historical background and I am often asked by midwives and
> others how they can get at hold of a copy.
>
>
>
> Although the book sold well when it first came out, there was no
> professional publisher involved. The distribution methods we used worked
> well in the 1980s and early 1990s but have long been superseded. As a
> result, a considerable number of unsold copies have been languishing in a
> storage facility. Unsurprisingly, the current Director of NPEU has decided
> to get rid of them and has asked for them to be pulped.
>
>
>
> Rather than doing this, I am looking at ways of distributing them to
> people who might want a copy for themselves or a number of copies for
> distribution to students. Anyone who is within easy reach of Oxford can
> just contact Thomas Roberts at NPEU, to whom this is copied, and arranged
> to collect copies free of charge. I am also looking at ways of getting them
> to people who are further away.
>
>
>
> In the first instance, for people are going to the International Normal
> Birth Conference at Grange over Sands from June 17-19, I can arrange for
> copies to be couriered there. So if you are going and would like one or
> more copies, please email me by Monday June 10 with your name and the
> number of copies. I will be there and can hand the copies over in return
> for a donation towards the cost of the courier.
>
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>
> Hoping to hear from some of you
>
>
>
> Alison Macfarlane
> School of Health Sciences
> City, University of London
>
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