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Fantastic - changed my life
on 20 July 2011
This book - as others have said, three titles in one - is nearly a thousand pages long and yet utterly unputdownable. How's that for value? Yes, I sobbed uncontrollably, laughed my head off and even skipped a bit because it was too harrowing (children in the workhouse) - and yes, it has changed my life. I will be forever grateful to Ms Worth for making me realise how fortunate I am: I do not have to watch my children die before my eyes, my husband doesn't beat me, my family has more food than we could ever eat, I work at a job of my choosing, I sleep in a clean warm bed every night. Right now I feel as if I will never complain about my lot again (although it rains too much in the west of Ireland).