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Life with the lid off

Author: Nicola Hodgkinson
Publisher: Long Preston : Magna, 2012.
Series: Magna large print
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nicola Hodgkinson bought a brightly painted gypsy wagon and a horse called Doris, and moved to an idyllic cottage by the sea. There, with a menagerie of delinquent chickens, amorous guinea pigs, a gluttonous stray cat and a wilful donkey she throws herself wholeheartedly into the chaos, frustration and hilarity of being a single parent. This is a frank funny story of a woman who keeps laughing in the face of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Biography
Named Person: Nicola Hodgkinson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicola Hodgkinson
ISBN: 9780750534895 0750534893
OCLC Number: 751832943
Notes: Originally published: London: Orion, 2010.
Description: 1 volume (large print).
Contents: Part one: New beginnings (1. Follow your dreams ; 2. Scene setting ; 3. An Englishman's home ; 5. Mother ; 6. Thou shalt not steal ; 7. Never explain ; 8. Pets and neighbours ; 9. Newcomers ; 10. Our first Christmas) --
Part two: Lifting the lid (11. Siblings ; 12. Schools ; 13. Salad days ; 14. Star wars ; 15. Cycling ; 16. Setting in ; 17. Home sweet home ; 18. Old friends ; 19. Gentle joys ; 20. The picnic ; 21. Dull women ; 22. Apples ; 23. High tides ; 24. Village scenes ; 25. Flourishing ; 26. The interest table ; 27. Toads ; 28. A square peg ; 29. Quails ; 30. A lesson ; 31. Fowlplay ; 32. Cottage teas ; 33. Binding ; 34. Limbering up ; 35. Don't believe all you read ; 36. Winds of change ; 37. Pill popping ; 38. A bad habit ; 39. Blind date ; 40. Easter) --
Part three: Autumn (41. A celebration ; 42. A family Christmas ; 43. Let tyhem eat cake ; 44. Empty nest syndrome ; 45. God's a bugger ; 46. Apologies to a water hen ; 47. The decline ; 48. Compass points ; 49. Another milestone ; 50. The fall ; 51. Harvest time ; 52. Osmosis ; 53. Moving on).
Series Title: Magna large print
Responsibility: Nicola Hodgkinson.

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Nicola Hodgkinson bought a brightly painted gypsy wagon and a horse called Doris, and moved to an idyllic cottage by the sea. There, with a menagerie of delinquent chickens, amorous guinea pigs, a gluttonous stray cat and a wilful donkey she throws herself wholeheartedly into the chaos, frustration and hilarity of being a single parent. This is a frank funny story of a woman who keeps laughing in the face of everything life threw at her.

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