A humorous, warm memoir of family life in the countryside from bestselling author, Clare Mackintosh.
I have always loved the Cotswolds. I think I loved them even before I found them, in that half-formed ideal one has of where to put down roots. Somewhere peaceful, green, where the road meanders between drystone walls and from town to town, and a strip of blue bursts from brook to river and back again.
For 8 years, Clare Mackintosh wrote for COTSWOLD LIFE about the ups and downs of life with a young family in the countryside. In this memoir she brings together all of those stories - and more - for the first time. From keeping chickens to getting the WI drunk, longing for an Aga to dealing with nits, Clare opens the door to family life with warmth and humour and heart.
Insightful, funny, absorbing
Clare's tales of family life in the country are original yet totally recognisable. Very funny!
Clare's brilliant, funny, emotional stories of family life in the Cotswolds are what first prompted me to send a fan letter many years ago, telling her how much I loved her writing - and now here are even more of them, all gathered together in one volume. Sheer bliss!
Clare Mackintosh is the bestselling author of psychological thrillers full of dark and menacing twists, turns and surprise shocks. Here, in a collection of columns from Cotswold Life magazine, the villains are head lice on the scalps of her three children and the red mites that besiege her chickens . . . The gentle, wry humour has genuinely laugh-out-loud moments . . . Her columns are heartfelt and poignant, adding emotional depth to breezy, blithe accounts - Sunday Express
With over 2 million copies of her books sold worldwide, number one bestseller Clare Mackintosh is the multi-award-winning author of I Let You Go, which was a Sunday Times bestseller and the fastest-selling title by a new crime writer in 2015. It also won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year in 2016. Both Clare's second and third novels, I See You and Let Me Lie, were number one Sunday Times bestsellers. All three of her books were selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club, and together have been translated into over thirty-five languages.
Clare is patron of the Silver Star Society, a charity based at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford, which supports parents experiencing high-risk or difficult pregnancies. She lives in North Wales with her husband and their three children.
For more information visit Clare's website www.claremackin tosh.com or find her at www.facebook.com/ClareMackWrites or on Twitter @ClareMackint0sh #ILetYouGo #ISeeYou #LetMeLie #AftertheEnd