Wife In The North

Based on her hugely popular blog, the story of Judith O'Reilly's decision to give up her glamorous London lifestyle and make a new life for her family in the North of England.

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01Love Is Blind *20080707

As a hugely pregnant Judith and her family motor up the A1, she watches the fabulous sprawl of the city fade into the distance and begins to wonder how she agreed to this ridiculous experiment.

How will she cope spending two years in a tiny rural cottage in charge of three children and two ageing parents with neither friends nor her glamorous newspaper career?

Read by Felicity Montagu

01Love Is Blind *20080707

As a hugely pregnant Judith and her family motor up the A1, she watches the fabulous sprawl of the city fade into the distance and begins to wonder how she agreed to this ridiculous experiment.

How will she cope spending two years in a tiny rural cottage in charge of three children and two ageing parents with neither friends nor her glamorous newspaper career?

Read by Felicity Montagu

02The Kindness Of Strangers *20080708

With her husband away in London, Judith realises that she will have to rely on her neighbours for support and starts forging new friendships in the village.

But after her baby daughter is born and her lack of status in this rural community becomes all too apparent, Judith begins to miss her old life even more.

And her husband's unexpected mid-life crisis purchase brings the experiment swiftly into jeopardy.

Read by Felicity Montagu

02The Kindness Of Strangers *20080708

With her husband away in London, Judith realises that she will have to rely on her neighbours for support and starts forging new friendships in the village.

But after her baby daughter is born and her lack of status in this rural community becomes all too apparent, Judith begins to miss her old life even more.

And her husband's unexpected mid-life crisis purchase brings the experiment swiftly into jeopardy.

Read by Felicity Montagu

03Cyber Scream *20080709

Feeling isolated and lonely, Judith takes a trip to her beloved London, where she realises that it's not just the city she is missing, but her old self.

Not liking her new self very much, she decides to reach out into cyberspace and starts a blog about her life in the North.

Soon enough, her circle of friends has grown, and one autumn morning, she unexpectedly finds herself preparing for a day's hunting.

Read by Felicity Montagu

03Cyber Scream *20080709

Feeling isolated and lonely, Judith takes a trip to her beloved London, where she realises that it's not just the city she is missing, but her old self.

Not liking her new self very much, she decides to reach out into cyberspace and starts a blog about her life in the North.

Soon enough, her circle of friends has grown, and one autumn morning, she unexpectedly finds herself preparing for a day's hunting.

Read by Felicity Montagu

04*20080710

Based on her hugely popular blog, the story of Judith O'Reilly's decision to give up her glamorous London lifestyle and make a new life for her family in the North of England.

4/5: Blog Off

Judith discovers that people really are reading her blog when the atmosphere at the school gate turns somewhat chilly and the local vicar hauls her in for a dressing down.

When she refuses to censor it, the few friends she has made seem to be turning their backs on her.

And with her husband still away, she is truly struggling with life in the North - until a London bus comes to her rescue.

Read by Felicity Montagu

04*20080710

Based on her hugely popular blog, the story of Judith O'Reilly's decision to give up her glamorous London lifestyle and make a new life for her family in the North of England.

4/5: Blog Off

Judith discovers that people really are reading her blog when the atmosphere at the school gate turns somewhat chilly and the local vicar hauls her in for a dressing down.

When she refuses to censor it, the few friends she has made seem to be turning their backs on her.

And with her husband still away, she is truly struggling with life in the North - until a London bus comes to her rescue.

Read by Felicity Montagu

0520080711

Based on her hugely popular blog, the story of Judith O'Reilly's decision to give up her glamorous London lifestyle and make a new life for her family in the North of England.

5/5: Auf Wiedersehen Pet?

Judith wonders if she is going native when she finds herself enjoying the delights of unfeasibly large leeks and kitting herself out for a day's shooting.

But as autumn turns to winter, she knows she must decide whether to stay or return to her beloved London.

Can she really turn her back on city life - and on her old self?

Read by Felicity Montagu

0520080711

Based on her hugely popular blog, the story of Judith O'Reilly's decision to give up her glamorous London lifestyle and make a new life for her family in the North of England.

5/5: Auf Wiedersehen Pet?

Judith wonders if she is going native when she finds herself enjoying the delights of unfeasibly large leeks and kitting herself out for a day's shooting.

But as autumn turns to winter, she knows she must decide whether to stay or return to her beloved London.

Can she really turn her back on city life - and on her old self?

Read by Felicity Montagu