How I Learnt to be a Real Countrywoman by Deborah Morgaah from 1995.
It is not for all people to live in the coyntry, some like the noice and bysu life off living in the big city. And this story shows u show difficult it can be, to fit in and create a new life for our self. Especially for a citygirl in the coyntry.
The story is set in the English countryside. The main character, Ruthie, and her family live in the south-western part of England in the county of Somerset. They live in a cottage which is only separated from Beckham Woods by a field. The forest is a big part of the story, and it revolves arrund it.
The maincarakter Ruthie, as she is called by her husbond, is also the first –person-narrator. We see everything throught her eyes and point of view. Many of the main character’s experiences and secrets are very important to the story and because the main character is a first-person narrator we hear about them more clearly. Most of the story is one big flashback which does not stop until we are almost throuhg. Only the last half page of the story is told in the present tense.
The maincaracter Ruthie is brought up in Kensington, wich is a very fashionable part of London. She is a incarnated citygirl, with a giant passion for gossip and shopping .She describes herself as a woman who has always been an enthusiastic member of the consumer society and as someone who has never shown much interest in nature. Before she and her family moved into the country her only contact with nature was to grow different but very simple kinds of herbs on the balcony. Her husbond Edwin is a different kind of guy. He grew up in Dorset and his father was a vicar. He is much more romantic, he knows about nature and he has never found London that attractive to live in. He think tke people who live there is to materialistic and his wife is probably one of them. The character who goes through the greatest development is clearly Ruthie. First when they arrive in the coyntry,...