Wife in the North

by Judith O'Reilly | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0141033436 Global Overview for this book
Registered by lady-liberty of Coburg, Bayern Germany on 10/14/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by lady-liberty from Coburg, Bayern Germany on Friday, October 14, 2011
Bought this book in our local thrift shop, just for registering it and letting it go. That's how bookcrossing works - beside reading :-)

Journal Entry 2 by lady-liberty at A&O Hotel/Hostel am Hauptbahnhof in Moabit, Berlin Germany on Sunday, April 15, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (5/10/2012 UTC) at A&O Hotel/Hostel am Hauptbahnhof in Moabit, Berlin Germany


Dieses Buch reist nach Berlin, weil es auf Urfins Wunschliste steht. Ich selbst werde mit dem Zug kommen und leider erst am Freitag, deshalb schicke ich alles, was schwer ist und pünktlich dort sein soll, schon vorab.

Journal Entry 3 by wingUrfinwing at Friedrichshain, Berlin Germany on Saturday, May 12, 2012
Thank you! That's so cool, and now even more relevant than at the time when I put it on my wishlist... ;D

Journal Entry 4 by wingUrfinwing at Wolfsburg, Niedersachsen Germany on Monday, January 08, 2018
And it only took little more than 5 years to actually finally read the book ;D

It travelled with me to Karlsruhe but there I was rather occupied so I only started it last night in the train on my way back home.
I did expect it to be more funny but it's not (yet). Some of it made me cry and then there is some stuff that I feel to be self inflicted and this makes me feel rather indignant. But I'm only on page 39 now, so let's see what's yet to come...

"Friendship takes time. I have scarce arrived in my northern jail; I have not served time enough for friends." (p.45)
"My husband strikes these strangers who surround us as glamourous, sliding up and down the railway lines between Northumberland and London.
They ask him what he does. They are anxious to for his opinions. I want to tell them: 'I have opinions. I have things to say. Stop talking to my husband. Please talk to me.
He would tell you himself that I'm much better company.' They do not ask what I do. I impress no one." (p.50f.)
"When I got myself to that school on two scholarships, I wanted to be Prime Minister; now I just want to get through the day without crying.
Mind you, that is probably how the Prime Minister feels." (p.84)
p.91 !!!

It didn't get any funnier (apart from the Prime Minister joke above), not funny at all, really. Rather: thought-provoking


In the middle of the book JOR writes about her son being bullied at school and her considering home-schooling: "The thought of home-schooling brings me out in shingles. My children would get bullied then, by me." (p.152)
I've been at this point and am glad that I've now got words for my worries.

lambs (p.177ff) - I might just abstain from it from now on...

RKO landscapes ? (p.179)

Journal Entry 5 by wingUrfinwing at Wolfsburg, Niedersachsen Germany on Monday, January 11, 2021
Plucked it from my shelf today, to check if it's a ring or if I can fulfil someones wish...
Just read the JE,
Today was day 1 of this years homeschooling!
Just made it through.
My son only cried once.

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