Reasons Not to Move to the Country

by Judy Rumbold

  • Published: 01 Mar 2008
  • Price: £7.99
  • Format: Paperback
  • Extent: 224p
  • ISBN: 9781904977933
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Clean air, good schools, big gardens, low stress – the whole farm-fresh, quality-assured lifestyle – if you too have ever wondered whether this might be the answer to your urban woes, read on.

You know that Aga you coveted? It will soon reveal itself to be a living, breathing anti-christ waging a slow-burn, personal vendetta against you. And that dream of horny-handed self-sufficiency? If you’ve got the patience to make it through to the end of the baffling seed packet instructions, you’ll be doing well.

As for the children, will they spend all their time outside, making catapults from twigs and fishing with jam-jars? Will they hell. They’ll be slumped indoors watching telly, cursing the day they were wrenched away from their friends in town…

“The funniest book about the countryside since Cold Comfort Farm. ”
<em>Daily Mail</em>

About Judy Rumbold

Rose Heiney is 23 and lives in London, where she works as an actress and writer. She graduated from Oxford University in 2006. This is her first novel.