Thursday, 28 February 2013
The Mummyfesto by Linda Green - review
I've never been a big fan of politics but lately my interest has grown, particularly as a mother. Often the government lets families down and it seems like the whole political world is money focused rather than life focused. The Mummyfesto takes this into consideration as it follows three mother's on their journey to try and change the world of politics.
From great ideas like funding for children's hospices dementia care plans and anti-bullying measures to the ridiculous ideas like privatising the Royal Family and replacing the House of Lords with Mumsnet, the mummfesto starts off it's life in the kitchen of one of the mothers who ironically lives at number ten!
The three main characters, Sam, Anna and Jackie, each have their own family issues, Sam has a seriously ill child, Jackie a mother with Alzheimers and Anna troubled teenagers. Other issues include unexplained infertility and a loveless marriage. They start out with a campaign to save their local lollipop lady and end up standing in a general election, facing many life changing challenges along the way.
There is something to appeal to all in this book, laughter and sadness, friendship and failed relationships, love and duty. While at the same time making the reader think hard about the changes they would like to see in the way the country is run. The reader is actively encouraged to put forward their own suggestions for a mummyfesto by visiting the site www.mummyfesto.co.uk or by tweeting @QuercusBooks or @lindagreenisms using the hashtag #mummyfest
Linking this post to Catch a Single thought Book week linky;