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It's not that this is a BAD book, but I think it is not worth the hype it has been getting which made me enjoy it less I think. It's an averagely okay read, nothing more, nothing less.Read moreLess
Really enjoyable read, made me laugh out loud at times. Can't wait to read A wife in the north nowRead moreLess
"A lively and engaging read.…"
Disillusioned with multiple failed attempts at New Year’s resolutions, Judith O’Reilly sets herself a new and more daunting challenge for the year ahead.
One good deed for every single day of the year; this is not a challenge for the faint-hearted.
Add to the mix three lively children, a husband working in London and elderly relatives, all vying for attention and there are days when she questions her sanity.
Good deeds vary in size from scooping up dead mice for a neighbour to setting up a charity called ‘The Jam Jar Army.’ At the time of writing this review, the charity has raised £24,690 for five good causes. This alone is an incredible achievement.
A lively and engaging read, complete with some laugh out loud moments, I would thoroughly recommend this book.Read moreLess
"Delightful delve into doing good deeds - beautifully written…"
A wonderful, skip along diary of a mad ambition to do a good deed every day for a year. Wife in the North does it again - beautifully written experiential account of how doing a good deed every day for a year makes a person feel - from the small (like picking up litter) to the more grand (creating the Jam Jar Army and raising over £26K for local charities). Judith has a delightful style that makes you laugh, cry and reflect at the same time. Get the kids settled, put the answer-phone on and curl up in front of the fire with a drink - you wont be able to put it down! A truly great read.Read moreLess
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