Island Wife

Island Wife Living on the Edge of the Wild

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Publisher's Synopsis

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 MAIL


Judy, 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781444759600
Publisher: John Murray Press
Imprint: Two Roads
Pub date:
DEWEY: 941.14085092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 258g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 25mm