A Country Wife, Paperback Book
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Twenty years ago a young Londoner named Lucy arrived in the Dorset countryside as a rather bemused bride.

She knew nothing of the great outdoors and blithely agreed to spend her honeymoon harvesting.

Her rural education was to be a fast and frantic one.

This is the story of a woman who began rural life in romance, raised a family in the farmyard, was left by her husband just as her name was being made as a columnist for the countryside, and found a whole new life for herself in the hills and valleys she had come to love.

Inspired by Lucy Pinney's popular columns for The Times, this bewitching bucolic romp is a glorious combination of Bridget Jones, I Don't Know How She Does It and Gervase Phinn.

She became a farmer's wife for love of the farmer, but can Lucy's relationship with the countryside survive two decades, divorce and more mud than she ever dreamed possible?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
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  • Category: Autobiography: general
  • ISBN: 9780091891862

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Country life in England portrayed in this well-written novel about a young wife whose life changes dramatically when she marries. Author's descriptive detail is good bringing reader to the farm and characters who live and visit there.

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