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A 'Curates Egg' - good in parts,,
This review is from: The Exmoor Files: How I Lost A Husband And Found Rural Bliss (Hardcover)
This has been on my shelf for a while since receiving it for Christmas. I really didn't think I wanted to read it but on getting stuck in a began to feel the budding of a creeping respect for Liz Jones. I'd read her whacky articles when I come across them, feeling a little stunned by her apparent lack of delicacy, barefaced confessions of financial muddles, expensive tastes and the history of her unhappy love life.
However, she is what she is and good on her for trying to make sense of her predicaments and actions. What gets missed by people writing furiously about her in the ranti -anti reviews is her real appreciation of life in general, the view from her home, the triumphs she works hard for in her rehabilitation of her broken down animals and the laugh out loud wit of her self depreciating remarks. I just love 'Michael and I are now engaged' at the end.
The information she carefully details is useful and will bring any dreamers back down to earth with a bang when they see the real cost both physical and financial of rescuing any kind of abandoned, damaged and frightened creature.
Liz Jones had good arguments for her intense fads and hobbies when opposed to the raising of families and her poignant asides regarding loneliness reveal a tortured soul with a very sharp, high level continual fear running alongside her apparent bravado.