Family & Parenting  

Life with the Lid Off (Paperback)

Nicola Hodgkinson

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Like many women after a divorce, Nicola Hodgkinson found herself facing a stark reality. With three young children to raise, and a ramshackle cottage by the sea, she had a choice: to wallow in self pity or pull herself together and get on with it. She chose the latter. This decision caused her to embrace a more casual approach to parenting, convinced as she was that fresh air, a positive outlook and the freedom to learn from mistakes would be good for the whole family. And so life with the lid off began. This is a book about all the magic, and the chaos, of family existence. Steering her way through village life, Nicola discovers the hazards that solo domesticity can bring, from a disgraced cat sailing through the window into a jam-and-scone cottage tea sale, to a car which acquires a resident mouse. Constantly surrounded by a haphazard menagerie (along the way we meet a spirit donkey, a pig with empty-nest syndrome and a lot of quails), Nicola learns to muddle through, and even delight in, a less than perfect existence. LIFE WITH THE LID OFF is a brilliant, profound and funny evocation of a universal theme: how to find yourself again amongst the hurly burly of family life.


Product Details

  • Product code: AASLL
  • ISBN: 9781409120025
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 14.0cm x 19.7cm
  • Pages: 288
  • Publish date: Thu Oct 28 00:00:00 BST 2010
  • Book points: 7

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