Island Wife

Island Wife: living on the edge of the wild

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Natural World & Environment, Nature Writing
Paperback Published on: 15/08/2013
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Island Wife
A Hebridean Paradise
Enthusiastic, warm and humorous account of life on a Hebridean island. This is a superbly well written autobiographical story of a change in lifestyle and ... READ MORE
Colin Martin at Oban


Dream of living on a remote Scottish island? ISLAND WIFE tells one woman's true life story from 19-year-old bride to mother of five, running a family hotel a recording studio and a whale watching business. By turns unflinching, moving and very funny, this is a memoir of a 40 year marriage and a woman's extraordinary life.'A hugely entertaining story of family travails and triumphs' KIRSTY WARK 'A sensitive, brave and honest look at a life lived in the wake of others' needs' DAILY MAILJudy, at 19, met her future husband, who whisked her off into an adventure, a marriage of over forty years, and a life on a remote Hebridean island. Along the way she bears five children, learns how to run a rocky hill farm, a hotel, a recording studio and the first whale watching business in the UK - all the while inventively making fraying ends meet. When her children start to leave home, things fall apart and there is sadness and joy in how she puts things back together. Funny and tender, this is a book of endless horizons and a breath of fresh air. It is also the story of a creative woman coming out from under and finding her true self.

  • Publisher: John Murray Press
  • ISBN: 9781444759600
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm

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Island Wife
I couldn't put it down
This book is addictive. Once I started I couldn't put it down. I've now bought a copy for my mum I'm sure she will love it as much as me.
Louise Cara