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In My Mother’s Shoes

Biography & autobiography


by
Alison Walsh

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

‘Over the last three years, since I left the office, clutching my department store voucher and bouquet of flowers, I have had ample time to ponder, in snatched moments, why I’ve chosen this life. And, why in the 21st century, I am doing more or less the same things as my mother and grandmother did before me. As I learn more about myself as a mother, I’ve begun to want to understand them better, now that I am in their shoes.’ Thus Alison Walsh ponders her escape from the 9-5 office life she juggled with mothering her three children to embrace the freelance life, which – in theory – would enable her to become the Best Mother in the World.  In reality, though, she – like so many of us – finds herself patching life – and motherhood – together as she goes along.  Like her mother and her grandmother, she is, in the end, just a mother, with flaws aplenty. Clear-eyed, touching, forthright and funny, In My Mother’s Shoes is her account of three generations of Irish motherhood – her Nana, leading light of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association, indomitable in all things except deferring to her husband; her mother, whose glamorous career as a 1960s air hostess was cut cruelly short by the simple act of getting married; and Alison herself, a modern woman whose life would not be thwarted by such lack of choice.  Or would it?  ‘Cheerful, intelligent, funny and shockingly sensible … Buy it. Read it. Pass it on’ Judith O’Reilly, author of Wife in the North

‘Over the last three years, since I left the office, clutching my department store voucher and bouquet of flowers, I have had ample time to ponder, in snatched moments, why I’ve chosen this life. And, why in the 21st century, I am doing more or less the same things as my mother and grandmother did before me. As I learn more about myself as a mother, I’ve begun to want to understand them better, now that I am in their shoes.’ Thus Alison Walsh ponders her escape… (more)

‘Over the last three years, since I left the office, clutching my department store voucher and bouquet of flowers, I have had ample time to ponder, in snatched moments, why I’ve chosen this life. And, why in the 21st century, I am doing more or less the same things as my mother and grandmother did before me. As I learn more about myself as a mother, I’ve begun to want to understand them better, now that I am in their shoes.’ Thus Alison Walsh ponders her escape from the 9-5 office life she juggled with mothering her three children to embrace the freelance life, which – in theory – would enable her to become the Best Mother in the World.  In reality, though, she – like so many of us – finds herself patching life – and motherhood – together as she goes along.  Like her mother and her grandmother, she is, in the end, just a mother, with flaws aplenty. Clear-eyed, touching, forthright and funny, In My Mother’s Shoes is her account of three generations of Irish motherhood – her Nana, leading light of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association, indomitable in all things except deferring to her husband; her mother, whose glamorous career as a 1960s air hostess was cut cruelly short by the simple act of getting married; and Alison herself, a modern woman whose life would not be thwarted by such lack of choice.  Or would it?  ‘Cheerful, intelligent, funny and shockingly sensible … Buy it. Read it. Pass it on’ Judith O’Reilly, author of Wife in the North

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