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The long hot Summer : a French heat wave and a marriage meltdown / Mary Moody.

The long hot Summer : a French heat wave and a marriage meltdown / Mary Moody.

In the summer of 2003 a deadly heatwave strikes France. To Mary Moody, in her rural village in the south-west, it seems that the weather is merely imitating the stifling heat of her own relationships. Her marriage, already under strain from the freedoms of her new life in France and with the revelation of an affair, now reaches breaking point. Mary's passion for her newfound independence and the love of her husband and family in Australia are causing conflict. Confrontation and heartache are inevitable, yet both sides of her life are still capable of producing enormous joy and excitement. Can new needs exist alongside old loves?

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Date Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Reserve
27 Mar 2006 005000368 B/MOO
Adult Non Fiction   Narooma . . Available .  
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Shelf Location B/MOO
Author Moody, Mary, 1950-
Title The long hot Summer : a French heat wave and a marriage meltdown / Mary Moody.
Publication Details Sydney : Macmillan, 2005.
Description xi, 282 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes In the summer of 2003 a deadly heatwave strikes France. To Mary Moody, in her rural village in the south-west, it seems that the weather is merely imitating the stifling heat of her own relationships. Her marriage, already under strain from the freedoms of her new life in France and with the revelation of an affair, now reaches breaking point. Mary's passion for her newfound independence and the love of her husband and family in Australia are causing conflict. Confrontation and heartache are inevitable, yet both sides of her life are still capable of producing enormous joy and excitement. Can new needs exist alongside old loves?
The year Mary turned fifty saw her running away from her real life. Her children had grown up and established in their own homes with children of their own. Mary's mother had passed away after living with Mary and her family for twenty-five years, and Mary's career could be put on hold. The first year of her 'escape' she lived alone for six months in a room at the back of a shop in a medieval village. Mary and her husband David ended up buying a house in France, after he realised how much being in France meant to her, and every year Mary goes back to France to be her own person and have time out from the usual demands of life.
Subject Moody, Mary, 1950-
Man-woman relationships
Disasters- Social aspects
Heat waves (Meteorology)- France
Marriage
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