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.
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(210mm x 140mm x 28mm)
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Author Biography - Judith O'reilly
Judith O'Reilly was the education correspondent for "The Sunday Times of London," where she also reported on politics and news, and worked undercover on education and social and criminal justice investigations. She is a former political producer for ITV's "Channel 4 News" and BBC2's "Newsnight." A freelance journalist, she started her blog www.wifeinthenorth.com in 2006. She lives in England.