I loved this brilliant book and felt quite bereft when it was over.
It reads like a mix of the diary of a hilarious friend you wish you had, and an inspirational entirely achievable no mumbo-jumbo guide to living more in sync with the planet's, and your own, needs. It's warm, witty, irresistible and funny as well as offering tons of practical ideas and pointers.
On the environmental side it's very informative whilst remaining light and cheerful, and debunks some annoying myths and clarifies others. I found it great for letting me know what I could realistically and pleasurably be doing to contribute less to what's changing our weather and our lives for the worse.
On the human side it's an honest account of a year in the life of anna, a fun sounding spirited young woman who writes a column for a british national paper about green issues, and her boyfriend, her garden, their life in london, and her quest to be as green as her column, but green with style, aplomb and wit. Marvellous and life-altering stuff, and I've bought copies for all my girl friends and sisters for their birthdays.
Call me sad but I wanted to be one of her friends... They all sounded so idyllic and fun and like they were really living life to the full. In fact I have to admit that on finishing I turned straight to the beginning and started again! I would have liked an afterword to sum it all up as I was so reluctant that it should end, but I'm hoping its absence means that there is going to be a sequel.
Thoroughly recommended for hipsters who want some of the goodlife, and eco-sceptics who think climate change is just for hippies.