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Posted July 26, 2013
This was such an easy book to read. The words just flowed out o
This was such an easy book to read. The words just flowed out of the pages. You could really feel the passion that Ms. Ashford had for those children in her care -- really all children. Reading the book, it was hard to picture a 90+ woman writing it, as the spirit and energy was of someone much younger.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
As you can see from the Pearls of Wisdom above, she is very honest and down to earth, and I don't know of anyone who would not benefit from some of her advice. About the first 1/3 of the book was dedicated to her own childhood and how she came about deciding she wanted to be a nanny, as well as her training at Norland Institute. For the most part, the rest of the book is dedicated to the time she spent with some of her charges and their families. From humor to tragedy, she has experienced it all.
For some reason, and this is probably just the English flavor that the book had, but it reminded me of the books written by James Herriott and his experiences of being a vet. They just seemed to have the same rhythm and style and leave you with just a feeling of goodwill.