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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. <br>One good deed for every single day of the year; this is not a challenge for the faint-hearted.<br>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. <br>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. <br>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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