Wife in the North - by Judith O`reilly - NEW BBC Radio Audiobook - cheops
Based on her hugely popular blog - http://www.wifeinthenorth.com/ - the story of Judith O'Reilly's decision to give up her glamorous London lifestyle and make a new life for her family in the North of England.
Maybe hormones ate her brain. How else did Judith's husband persuade her to give up her career and move from her beloved London to Northumberland with two toddlers in tow?
Pregnant with number 3, Judith is about to discover that there are one or two things about life in the country that no one told her about: that she'd be making friends with people who believed in the four horsemen of the apocalypse; that running out of petrol could be a near death experience and that the closest thing to an ethnic minority would be a redhead. Judith tries to do that simple thing that women do, make hers a happy family. A family that might live happily ever after. Possibly even up North.
In this tremendously funny and acutely observed memoir, OíReilly 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 womanís dilemma of striking the right balance between career and family.
Five episodes of approximately 15 minutes each - read by Felicity Montagu.
About the Author:
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.
Book first published on 03/07/2008.
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