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Where Did I Come From? :  A Guide for Children and Parents - Peter Mayle

Where Did I Come From?

A Guide for Children and Parents

Paperback Published: 2nd February 1988
ISBN: 9780330273442

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How do you explain orgasm to a seven year old?

How do you explain the process of conception?

How much should you tell and what should you skip? And how do you tell it so that it interest your child and doesn't embarrass you?

Where Did I Come From? covers all the basic facts from love-making, orgasm, conception and growth inside the womb, through to the actual birth day. It names all the names and shows all the important parts of the body.

Where Did I Come From? tells the facts of life as they are–without any nonsense, and in a way that children can understand and parents enjoy.

About the Author

Peter Mayle (born June 14, 1939 in Brighton) is a British author famous for his series of books detailing life in Provence, France. He spent fifteen years in the advertising industry before leaving the business in 1975 to write educational books, including a series on sex education for children and young people. His 1989 book A Year in Provence became an international bestseller; it chronicled a year in his life as a British expatriate in Ménerbes, a village in the southern département Vaucluse.

His books have been translated to more than twenty languages. He writes for magazines and newspapers. A Year in Provence was produced as a TV series starring John Thaw and screened in 1993. His novel A Good Year was the basis for the 2006 film of the same name directed by Ridley Scott and starring actors Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard.

Peter Mayle lives in Lourmarin, situated in Luberon, in Provence, France.

British Book Awards named A Year in Provence Best Travel Book of the Year (1989) and Author of the Year (1992). The French government made him a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honor) in 2002, for coopération et francophonie.

The truth.


What can I say? It's the truth and there's no hiding from that with this book! That truth is out in our house and thanks to this book I have a reference for future questions and a story line to base the truth on. It's also quite funny. But it's graphic, so keep this one in a place you and your child feel safe asking all the questions that arise from a book that describes sex and babies.

Hervey bay


I bought this book 30 years ago for my son


I love the books

Brisbane, Aust


What a lifesaver!!


A fabulous help when dealing with your kids tricky questions about where they came from. It made things so much easier & my daughter was quite satisfied with the answers she got from it. Thank you to the writers!!



Still great 20 years on.


I bought this to read with my 5 year old son. Such a great book; informative, funny and the perfect first step for children in their learning about procreation. Very happy!



Where Did I Come From?

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ISBN: 9780330273442
ISBN-10: 0330273442
Series: Dolly Fiction
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 2nd February 1988
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 21.5  x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1