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The Resource Look to your wife, Paula Byrne

Look to your wife, Paula Byrne

Label
Look to your wife
Title
Look to your wife
Statement of responsibility
Paula Byrne
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lisa Blaize – teacher, and would-be fashion writer, mother and second wife – feels out of place when her high-flying husband becomes the headmaster of a school in a country town. Isolated and far from her metropolitan upbringing, she turns to the one place where she learns she can be uninhibited. But ‘Twitter may be my undoing’, Lisa discovers as her one-time private life becomes all too public. Soon she is dealing with an online stalker and her husband’s reputation is put at risk, but will she be able to give up her addiction? From the gossip of the classroom to our obsession with instant communication, Look To Your Wife is witty and brilliantly observed, revealing the pleasures and pains of contemporary life
Summary
Lisa Blaize fashion writer, wife to a successful schoolmaster, mother of two appears to have all the trappings of a successful middle class life, but she is also outspoken, frequently outrageous by others' standards and disinclined to join any groups. She is, as she says of herself, like Marmite.And then, later than many, she discovers the joys of sharing online, of the pleasure of flirting in 140 characters, the delight of shocking with suggestive, though of course innocent, pictures. She finds herself unable to exist without the frequent Tweets. But as her husband becomes the Headmaster of an important school and her social media presence increases, trolls follow and Lisa's whole way of life becomes threatenedBoth the nature of our obsession with frequent communication and the freedom this appears to give us to invade, and indeed almost persecute, others is brilliantly told as Paula Byrne challenges us to see whether Lisa can be saved from her addiction and to discover the identity or identities of her attackers.
Theme
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10637950
Cataloging source
NHUR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Byrne, Paula
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Married people
  • Social media
  • Internet addiction
  • Middle-aged women
Target audience
adult
Label
Look to your wife, Paula Byrne
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062139813
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780008278755
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Look to your wife, Paula Byrne
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062139813
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780008278755
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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