Wrong Sort of Wife?

Wrong Sort of Wife?

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Lizzie Buckley has a life many women dream of - a gorgeous husband, wonderful home and beautiful (when they're not fighting) three year old twins. But there's a snag. It's not that Lizzie has gone off marriage, as such. Well, not exactly. She's just gone off the skin-to-skin, body-fluid-exchange aspects of marriage. Ever since the birth of the twins, she's had a fantasy about locking herself in her bedroom for 24 hours alone with a good book and a box of chocolates. Unfortunately, her husband James doesn't understand her feelings. And when Lizzie hits 'send' on the wrong email, suddenly everything starts to unravel. With the word 'divorce' ringing in her ears, Lizzie finds herself moving out and embarking on a totally different life - new house; new neighbours; no husband. But despite transforming her body, her neglected career and her libido (courtesy of the local landscape gardener), Lizzie can't get over her soon-to-be ex. Still mulling over her failed marriage, Lizzie can't help wondeing whether she was ever good enough for gorgeous James. Or, as her mother-in-law suggests, was she just the wrong sort of wife? The other side of much misunderstanding, mayhem and more than a little merlot, Lizzie will find out if she wanted the fairy tale ending after all...show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 145 x 223 x 30mm | 519g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752888986
  • 9780752888989

About Elise Chidley

Elise Childley is South African by birth but now lives in Connecticut with her husband and three children. Her short stories have been shortlisted for the Nadine Gordimer award and the Ian St James awards. This is her first novel.show more

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'A page turner. Lizzie Buckley has a life many women would dream of. but lately she's been fantasising about swapping lives with a single woman. When Lizzie hits 'send' on the wrong email everything starts to unravel.' EASTERN DAILY PRESS 'Lizzie seems to have the perfect life... but when she vents her frustrations with married life in an email, only to accidently send it to her husband, we begin to see the cracks. This is full of colourful characters and is the ideal holiday read.' PRIMAshow more

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