The Farmer’s Wife


by Rebanks, Helen | Non-fiction; Biography/Memoir
Published on 29/02/2024 by Faber & Faber
Paperback | 384 pages

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This honest and heartwarming memoir offers a portrait of the labour and glory of keeping a home and raising a family. Weaving past and present, Helen Rebanks shares her highs and lows, from the emotional journey to the birth of her first child, and the endless improvisation of each night’s dinner, to the dog gobbling up her daughter’s freshly-made birthday cake. These are days that have shaped her, and the ways she finds the quiet strength to keep going.

‘Beautiful.’ Daily Mail
‘True, unflinching, powerful, lyrical’ Kate Mosse
‘Wonderful, inviting, wholesome.’ Observer
‘Beautiful and very honest.’ CAITLIN MORAN
‘It’s quite an achievement to shine a light of truth on the often idealised, always understated, role of the farmer’s wife.’ RAYNOR WINN
‘In its own quiet way, [The Farmer’s Wife] is a manifesto: every woman has the right to choose the life they want.’ Mail on Sunday
‘Very moving, real and true.’ AMY LIPTROT