Wife in the North (Paperback)
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Wife in the North (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 15/07/2008
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When Judith OReilly, a successful journalist and mother of three, agreed to leave London for a remote northern outpost, she made a deal with her husband that the move was a test-run to weigh the benefits of country living. In the rugged landscape of Northumberland County, OReilly swapped her high heels for rubber boots and life-long friends for cows, sheep, and strange neighbors. In this tremendously funny and acutely observed memoir, OReilly must navigate the challenges and rewards of motherhood, marriage, and family as she searches for her own true north in an alien landscape. Her intrepid foray into the unknown is at once a hilarious, fish-out-of-water story and a poignant reflection on the modern womans dilemma of striking the right balance between career and family.

Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
ISBN: 9781586486396
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 28 mm


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"Buffalo News," August 3, 2008
"A compellingly readable, funny, wry, ultimately heartbreaking saga of womanhood, motherhood and the things we do to humor the ones we love the most. Best yet, it's gorgeously written. I'll say that again: gorgeously.... O'Reilly's a lovely writer of poignant scenes and funny bits of dialogue, and she has a knack like few writers do for capturing the shimmering, stressful moments that make mothering the unique challenge and burden and utter exaltation that it is.... Why did O'Reilly move, crate and barrel, to the country? The answer, it turns out, looks like love. Did she stay? You'll have to read the ending--brave, moving, revelatory--to know for sure."
"Minneapolis Star-Tribune"
"A thoughtful, lyrical writer...O'Reilly walks a fine line here with great skill."
"Minneapolis Star-Tribune," August 15, 2008
"A thoughtful, lyrical writer... O'Reilly walks a fine line here with great skill."
Susan Barnett, host of NPR's "51%"
"A wry and engaging look at what happens when an urban loving writer/journalist leaves it all behind so her husband can fulfill his dream of life as a country squire. O'Reilly has the sass of Carrie Bradshaw with kids... endearing, irreverent and neurotic. She's a woman you just know you'd like."

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“Wife in the North”

I loved this witty novel. A perfect summer read whether you're on the beach, in the garden or cosy by the fire. Helen Gough, Waterstone's Cardholder

Paperback edition
9th June 2009
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“Funny......”

The book was very funny......lovely light read!
Pour the wine, sit back and laugh.

Paperback edition
10th October 2009
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