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Husbandry for the single woman / Carmel Hurdle.

By: Hurdle, Carmel, 1955-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Whanganui, New Zealand : Tangerine, [2013]Copyright date: ©2013Description: 352 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780987664662; 0987664662.Subject(s): Country life -- Fiction | Chick litGenre/Form: New Zealand fiction -- 21st century. | Humorous fiction.DDC classification: NZ823.3 Summary: As electric drills whirr and there's the threat of a wrecking ball hitting her office desk, Ginny Barnes discovers that the harbour-view office earmarked for her on the renovation plan has been allocated to the big-bossumed Darlene Duffy. She decides to place an ad in a farming newspaper but after sifting through several dubious replies, Ginny is about to give up on the idea of leaving town for the countryside. Then she opens a letter from Maureen Moffat, an Elvis Presley fan, looking for help on her farm. When she arrives at the farm and is trapped in her car by Elvis the bull, Maureen's bachelor nephew, Mike, come to the rescue - something he starts to make a habit of, much to Ginny's annoyance, as a series of mishaps and misunderstandings unfold.
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As electric drills whirr and there's the threat of a wrecking ball hitting her office desk, Ginny Barnes decides her workplace has become a demolition site. The final straw is discovering that the harbour-view office ear-marked for her on the renovation plan has now been allocated to the big-bosomed Darlene Duffy. She decides to place an advertisement in a farming newspaper. The response is promising, but after sifting through several dubious replies, Ginny is about to give up on the idea of leaving town for the countryside. Then she opens a letter from an older woman, Maureen Moffat, an Elvis Presley fan, who is looking for help on her farm. Ginny's notion of wearing a gingham blouse and straw hat to feed pet lambs and pick wild blackberries for pies soon wanes when she arrives at the farm and is trapped in her car by Elvis, the bull. She has removed her red trousers and thrown them out the car window as a decoy when Maureen Moffat's bachelor nephew, Mike, comes to the rescue - something he starts to make a habit of, much to Ginny's annoyance, as a series of mishaps and misunderstandings unfold. Carmel Hurdle writes with infectious humour about Ginny's country escapade in this 'ChicLit' novel. It is a retro, rustic romp for those who loved the 80s - and for those who wished they'd been there. It's a laugh

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As electric drills whirr and there's the threat of a wrecking ball hitting her office desk, Ginny Barnes discovers that the harbour-view office earmarked for her on the renovation plan has been allocated to the big-bossumed Darlene Duffy. She decides to place an ad in a farming newspaper but after sifting through several dubious replies, Ginny is about to give up on the idea of leaving town for the countryside. Then she opens a letter from Maureen Moffat, an Elvis Presley fan, looking for help on her farm. When she arrives at the farm and is trapped in her car by Elvis the bull, Maureen's bachelor nephew, Mike, come to the rescue - something he starts to make a habit of, much to Ginny's annoyance, as a series of mishaps and misunderstandings unfold.