The Story of Phoebe

Phoebe came to life – in our imagination at least – on the night of the marriage equality referendum in Ireland. Our Facebook feeds were awash with rainbows. We watched this in real time as we rocked our baby back to sleep in the middle of the night here in Australia.

We thought about our little girl at some point in the future wondering why her mummies’ weren’t married, and we considered what her reaction might be … Knowing that her mummies definitely want to get married, and not understanding prejudice, she might do as Phoebe does in the book and organise a surprise wedding.

Phoebe invites everyone – and everyone wants to come, except a certain mysterious ‘You-Know-Who’ character. Phoebe is determined to get You-Know-Who along to the wedding as well. Does she succeed? Well, you have to read the book to find that out.