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noschooll4mee Sat 07-Jan-17 11:58:08

Can you please, please help me identify this book from my vague description? I have honestly Googled and searched for months .
It's a book about a husband and wife who , giving up city life, buy a remote cottage /Croft in the Highlands of Scotland and rebuild it themselves. Tales of snow , no electricity , carrying supplies 2miles up the track etc . Their story (book) is written by the wife and I seem to think she was a journalist or writer.
I would have read it around 2001-2003/4 .
I think there was an subsequent story about how husband had affair and left her for another woman in community and wife had gone back to city /journalism .
Possibly "Moon" in the title ..though that may be wrong.
Thank you for reading . Please help !

grumpysquash3 Sat 07-Jan-17 22:38:07

Did they have two little boys, one of which was called Moth (short for Timothy)? And they found something buried in the back yard which led to an investigation?
If it sounds like that one, I'll search my bookshelf - I recall reading it, but not the title!

user1471449040 Sat 07-Jan-17 22:41:37

I know the one you mean, I'll try to find it. It was set in the Western Isles, I think.

user1471449040 Sat 07-Jan-17 22:44:03

aha! Found it! Night Waking by Sarah Moss www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Night-Waking-Sarah-Moss/184708270X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483829002&sr=8-1&keywords=night+waking

BabCNesbitt Sat 07-Jan-17 22:45:13

grumpysquash, that was Night Waking by Sarah Moss (which was brilliant!) but I don't think that was published until about four or five years ago? It was the first one that came to mind when I read the OP's description, though!

grumpysquash3 Sat 07-Jan-17 22:49:34

Just hunted it down. Yes it was Night Waking, published in 2011. So it isn't what OP is looking for.....(good book though)

waycat Sun 08-Jan-17 10:25:56

This is a wonderful book! I read it just a couple of months ago, and it's one of those rare books that has had a profound impact on me and still stays with me to this day.

I may well give it a second reading at some point.

noschooll4mee Mon 09-Jan-17 17:54:00

Thank you all! It's definitely not Night Waking , but I'm definitely going to put that on my must read list . I should have made clear that it's a 'real ife ' story and is the story of their experiences. The marital break up afterwards was real too.
Thank you everyone for trying smile

grumpysquash3 Mon 09-Jan-17 20:40:21

If you remember/find out, will you come back and post? It sounds really good......

noschooll4mee Wed 11-Jan-17 18:26:48

I certainly shall ... am still looking !

noschooll4mee Wed 11-Jan-17 19:13:53

Helped by another MN sleuth 😁this is it ! Thank you for all you brainpower xx

noschooll4mee Wed 11-Jan-17 19:16:50

Here's a brief summary www.telegraph.co.uk/women/family/raising-my-children-in-the-wilderness---as-a-single-mother/

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