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4.28  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Would You Marry A Farmer? is a truthful and affectionate take on the pros and cons of marrying into an all-consuming way of life and it seems to have touched a chord amongst families where they have farmers somewhere back in the family tree. It might seem to be a humorous gift-book: a light-hearted distraction with a grounding of good sense; but this book contains a much r ...more
Paperback, 3, 222 pages
Published September 12th 2014 by Write on Track (first published January 1st 2013)
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Clare O'Beara
This entertaining short book reflects the Irish experience but I believe rural dwellers everywhere have a lot in common.

I read a British newspaper feature a few years ago, which showed seven of the handsomest, fittest, strongest young men you could imagine. All were single and unable to meet women willing to come and live on their farms. Rural Norfolk sounds like an idyllic way of life until you have to live it. I've also read Yorkshire and Peak District crime stories which present an even harde
Jojanneke Bosch
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lorna Sixsmith is really entertaining author. Her book 'Would You Marry A Farmer?' is absolutely lovely, and well written. It gives you a peek in rural Ireland, and the many unspoken rules that float around in the Irish fresh air. Every Saturday morning I listen to RTÉ Countrywide on Radio 1, and reading Lorna's book blew life into the whole experience of living in the country. As a big-city girl, it's wonderfully refreshing. What's also lovely, is the sense of humour that splashes off the pages ...more
Sep 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining look at marriage and the Irish Farmer including historical look at it. Includes personal look at being a farmer's wife and how modern farming involves the farming family.

Has some minor flow issues, but overall I enjoyed reading about her experiences, my grandfather, like many other Irish people, was a farmer.
Alex Keizer
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Would you marry a farmer captures the different aspects of marriage and farming life in Ireland. Wide ranging, from historical perspectives, to how to find a farmer and maintain the marriage. The style of writing is pleasant, it is a comfortable read. You'll notice that is has been written by someone with real, first hand experience. I enjoyed reading it and would recommend it to anyone interested in Ireland, rural life or marriage.
I read this book as an ebook, and enjoyed it very much. I am a blow-in to rural Ireland and my work brings me into almost daily contact with Irish farmers, Irish farmerettes and Irish mammies (the farming variety and the common-or-garden variety). The first part of the book is written in a semi-scholarly (but highly readable) way and is a lovely overview of the history of the Irish farmer; I would have liked to have read more about this. However, I was reading the book on a Kindle and got very f ...more
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It gives a great glimpse of what it's like to be married to a farmer. It doesn't hold back and as someone who was transplanted from an American city to rural Ireland and is surrounded by farmers, it explained a lot of things I often wondered about. Lorna has a smooth, easy writing style and the book is filled with social and historical anecdotes about men, women and farming and marrying farmers, which made for very interesting reading without being dry. There's humor there and ...more
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