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'A reminder of just what an impressive writer she's always been.' -- Independent >> 'The Country Life has a moral core, meticulously disguised as comedy. Cusk is a highly interesting, original writer and more unusually she is a joy to read.' -- Helen Dunmore, The Times >> 'Its mixture of P.G. Wodehouse, Cold Comfort Farm and Jane Austen is a pleasure to read.' -- Tibor Fischer, Sunday Express >> 'Cusk writes with the fastidiousness and delightful grace we have come to expect.' --Sue Gaisford, Independent on Sunday
'There are many moments of domestic hilarity around the pool and at the dinner table, and insights into the awkwardness of being alone in a strange place.' --Irish Times
Rachel Cusk's classic comic novel The Country Life, available for the first time in Faber editions.See all Product Description
I actually bought this for someone else, but I have it on Kindle and it's probably the best book I've ever read.Published 8 months ago by M. Marsch
This is a truly badly written book and I should like to return it please. I cannot think how any editor passed it for publication. Slow, uninteresting and quite without pace. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Greatgran
This is pretty disappointing from Rachel Cusk. Her later novel, "The Temporary" is one of my favourite books but this is a missed opportunity. Read morePublished on 13 Jan. 2008 by Caterkiller
My initial thought about this book was that the prose was a little over-written and old fashioned - it reminded me a bit of Jane Eyre. However, a few pages in and I was hooked. Read morePublished on 6 Jan. 2008 by gerty guinea
"The Country Life" was the first book I ever read by Rachel Cusk. Though somewhat disappointed by her recent output (e.g. Read morePublished on 12 May 2006 by Amy Snowe