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The last time I reviewed a book was Othello for GCSE English, so while waiting to recieve this through the post* I was pondering how exactly I’d go about it. Upon opening it I realised this had been pointless as The Lovely Book for Wonderful Women by Lehla Eldridge isn’t like any other book I’ve ever read. It’s a fantastic collection of fun and sweet ideas punctuated with Lehla’s brilliant, slightly eccentric illustrations.


It’s so easy for us all to get grumpy, stressed, tired and generally complacent about the (so called) little things that make life lovely. This book reminds us that we have more to appreciate, more to enjoy and more power to support each other than we sometimes realise. Lehla brings so much warmth and humour while including examples that are both universally truthful, yet specific, the book has the uncanny knack of feeling like it’s been written just for you.

I've just got into the habit of standing alone in the kitchen enjoying my perfectly cooked eggs, haha!
I’ve just got into the habit of standing alone in the kitchen enjoying my perfectly cooked eggs, haha!


It’s fantastic for reminding us we should make time to treat and pamper ourselves…


Support each other and having self confidence…


Getting in touch with our soulful side and enjoying the simple things in life…


Looking outside ourselves and being generous of spirit…


I couldn’t think of a better present for someone you like, love or even admire to make them smile and most likely laugh out loud. The Lovely Book for Wonderful Women is basically a hug in book form.


Lehla Eldridge has fitted so much into her life all ready including acting, illustrating, writing, creating theatre, running a restaurant and being a wife and mum, that you wonder where she finds the time to do the things included in the book. But I suppose that’s the point: To be mindful, high-spirited, kind (to yourself as well as others) and to make the time to appreciate it and enjoy it all!

You can all get 20% off the book and free p&p at Pinter and Martin by entering the code lbblog20 at the checkout.

*This book was kindly sent to me by the author for review purposes.

4 responses to “Review: The Lovely Book for Wonderful Women”

  1. Kajsa Josephine Avatar

    You are right, appreciating the little things in life is needed. Sometimes I get caught up in reaching all of my goals, instead of spending time to just be calm and relaxed. Have gotten a little better lately 🙂


    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      That’s good K. I used to be like that & often I’d feel defeated because it hadn’t happened how & when I’d planned etc. but now I’ve started to just appreciate the day and a lot of things in this book actually.


    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      It’s one of those sweet coffee table books that make people smile.


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