Top positive review
Pleasant story of family life, but with a grim side.
on 5 August 2015
This book works best as an account of family life under pressure (where is is generally entertaining and insightful) rather than as a travelogue of the UK, where it can be a little cursory. There seemed to me a bit of a mismatch between the larky "this hilarious book" descriptions of it and the often not-very-hilarious contents. As someone deliberately choosing light-hearted books to read because I have terminal cancer, I was disconcerted to find that this book contains a long, grim description of someone dying of cancer. There was nothing to warn me that this would be the case, and frankly it was hard going.