Purves is back, with a compendium of practical advice, full of witty musings and . . . calm good sense
Libby Purves is the voice of reason whatever she writes about, and we must be grateful that she has shone her common sense and humour into the dark corner that the poor, beleaguered concept of family currently inhabits.
peppered with good anecdotes . . . reams of good-natured meandering. . . chummy prose . . . useful nuggets.
. . . this collection of wise thoughts and practical advice on all aspects of family life . . . contains much useful and valuable guidance . . . she writes entertainingly and in straightforward language, making it accessible to all parents
lots of practical advice
'She writes trenchantly about the problems and pleasures of bringing up children'.
This book is so resoundingly sensible it is as mentally refreshing as a blast of pure oxygen. Purves captures the messes, rows and utter bliss of normal family life completely and reports on it with clear-eyed common sense. This book offers exactly what most averagely competent parents need.