My Life as a Wife: Love, Liquor and What to Do About Other Women [NOOK Book]

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Born in London during the Blitz, Elisabeth Luard - step-daughter of a British diplomat and reluctant debutante in her teens - was working as an office typist at Private Eye when she fell for the 'King of Satire' Nicholas Luard. At just twenty-one years old, she married him. As the pioneer of Britain's satire movement, Nicholas was intelligent, handsome and charismatic, yet he was also unreliable, a philanderer and very often only just ahead of ...
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My Life as a Wife: Love, Liquor and What to Do About Other Women

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Overview

Born in London during the Blitz, Elisabeth Luard - step-daughter of a British diplomat and reluctant debutante in her teens - was working as an office typist at Private Eye when she fell for the 'King of Satire' Nicholas Luard. At just twenty-one years old, she married him. As the pioneer of Britain's satire movement, Nicholas was intelligent, handsome and charismatic, yet he was also unreliable, a philanderer and very often only just ahead of the bank. Their life together may not always have been easy, but it was certainly never dull.

Tracing the fascinating years they spent together in London to their years in Spain, France, the Hebrides and Wales with their four children, Luard's frank and bittersweet memoir takes us through the best and the worst of their marriage, and chronicles Nicholas's devastating descent into alcoholism. Yet this is also a story of hope as well as sadness - the healing power of children, the comfort and pleasure of good food and the simple joy of making life work. Both honest and tender, it is an account of a life shared and, above all, of a love story with flaws.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408836552
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 5/9/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Elisabeth Luard is an award-winning food-writer, journalist and broadcaster. Her cookbooks include European Peasant Cookery and European Festival Food. She has written three memoirs, Family Life, Still Life and My Life as a Wife. She is currently a contributing editor to Waitrose Food Illustrated, has a monthly column in the Oldie. She reviews regularly in the Daily Mail, the Jewish Chronicle, the Scotsman and the Literary Review.
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