• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Family Life (Paperback)
  • Family Life (Paperback)
zoom

Family Life (Paperback)

(author)
£14.99
Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 12/03/2010
  • In stock online

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket

An enchanting portrait of the trials and triumphs of family life, which any parent of any age will recognise with a wry smile.

Sally Magnusson lives with her husband and five children in Scotland. This book begins soon after the birth of the fifth child, with a scene to which we can all relate with feeling: that night when you slept through for the first time and without any small body in your bed either. Life continues through holidays (and the baggage required for the family and British weather conditions), school Christmas plays (and the parental competition for best parts for their offpsring), pets (and how they multiply), children and cars (and how long it takes for a quarrel to start), going out (and the organization required to arrange children, animals and house), and all the many facets of family life. Family Life is written with verve and humour, as well as pithy accuracy.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780006531241
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 205 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`There is a particular skill in writing in an entertaining fashion about domesticity and not many people have it. Sally Magnusson is a glorious exception and hurrah! for that. The important gift that she has and brings to her subject is an ability to appeal beyond her natural audience. It isn't just mothers who will want to read her because she is reflecting their own interests. You will want to read her because she writes well and because she is funny. Best of all is the fact that there are lots of laughs here. The tears of mirth ran down my face and I was obliged to put the book down and blow my nose. What greater commendation could there be?'
The Herald (Glasgow)

`Sally Magnusson has the knack of writing about her experiences in a humorous way, despite the fact that it could not have been remotely funny at the time. Sit back and enjoy.' Oxford Times

`A real, breathing portrait of life in a large and living family... Cunningly astute commentary on parenthood and more scenes of hilarity than any modern sitcom.' The Scotsman

`Full of warmth, humour and commonsense, by a born story-teller.' Carousel

You may also be interested in...

Hold Me Tight
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
The Art Of Seduction
Added to basket
The Rules of the Game
Added to basket
How to be Happy Though Married
Added to basket
Women Who Love Too Much
Added to basket
The Lost Child of Philomena Lee
Added to basket
Keep Calm for Dads
Added to basket
£5.99
Hardback
Tips for Husbands and Wives from 1894
Added to basket
The Little Book of Friendship
Added to basket
How to Be a Good Wife
Added to basket
£4.99
Hardback
How to Be a Good Husband
Added to basket
£4.99
Hardback
The Little Girl In The Radiator
Added to basket
He's Just Not That Into You
Added to basket
The Little Book of Love
Added to basket
Don'ts for Husbands
Added to basket
Attached
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.