A Cotswold Family Life
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A Cotswold Family Life : heart-warming stories of the countryside from the bestselling author

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Don't miss the powerful and page-turning new novel from Clare Mackintosh - AFTER THE END is out now
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From bestselling author Clare Mackintosh, A Cotswold Family Life is a humorous, warm memoir of family life in the countryside

'Insightful, funny, absorbing' Prue Leith
'Original yet totally recognisable' Katie Fforde
'Sheer bliss!' Jill Mansell
'Heartfelt and poignant' Sunday Express

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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 140 x 220 x 30mm | 480g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0751575577
  • 9780751575576
  • 82,409

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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 * Insightful, funny, absorbing -- Prue Leith Clare's tales of family life in the country are original yet totally recognisable. Very funny! -- Katie Fforde 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! -- Jill Mansell
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About Clare Mackintosh

Clare Mackintosh is the multi-award winning author of four Sunday Times bestselling novels. Her first three novels were all Richard and Judy Book Club picks. Translated into forty languages, her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, have been New York Times and international bestsellers and have spent a combined total of 50 weeks in the Sunday Times bestseller chart. Clare lives in North Wales with her husband and their three children.

For more information visit Clare's website www.claremackintosh.com or find her at www.facebook.com/ClareMackWrites or on Twitter @ClareMackint0sh
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