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Julia gets a life

Julia gets a life

Barrett-Lee, Lynne, 1959-

This novel tells the story of Julia, a photographer, who leaves her philandering husband to embark on a very alternative voyage of self-discovery. When Julia's husband has an affair with local siren Rhiannon de Laney, she feels as if her world is falling apart. Once the arguments have abated, and her husband has moved out, Julia realises she's well and truly on her own, a single parent with two teenage children, a bad haircut and no idea of what to do or where to go next. Gradually, however, Julia begins to recognise the benefits of being single: it's the chance to meet new people and make new friends, change her hairstyle, throw out her old clothes, experiment with a new image, resurrect her photography career, travel the country with a boy band and, in short, rediscover herself outside the context of loyal wife and dutiful mother. She also rediscovers the joys of dating. After a few false starts, she finds herself learning more about the talents, musical and otherwise, of the lead singer of Britain's most famous band. Julia's certainly got herself a life you wonder whether it is the kind of existence she wants to live permanently, or whether her ailing marriage is worth saving. Light-hearted, humorous and at times surprising, Julia's battles with this age-old dilemma prove instantly recognisable yet highly entertaining, with a twist in the tale that may surprise or perplex

eBook, Book. English.
Published Bedlinog : Accent 2007
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Statement of responsibility: Lynne Barrett-Lee
ISBN: 9781435611054, 9781905170401
Note: Description based on print version record.
Note: Originally published: London: Bantam, 2000.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (235 p.)
Subject: Cardiff (Wales) Social conditions 20th century Fiction.; Women photographers Wales Fiction.