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Love, Nina

Nina Stibbe

A laugh-out-loud story of one eccentric family.

In the early 1980s Nina Stibbe sent home to her sister in Leicester a steady stream of letters recounting her trials and triumphs as a nanny to an eccentric London family.

There are the two swearing children, Sam and Will. Their equally swearing mother, MK. Teatime visits from Alan Bennett. A dog named Ted Hughes. New neighbours with the wrong sort of lace curtains. Other neighbours who notice.

From the mystery of the garden thief with a penchant for silk kimonos, trips to the hospital under the pseudonym of Willy Carson and cook-offs with Alan Bennett, Love, Nina is a wonderful celebration of bad food, good company and disobliging children. Nina's witty tone is sure to appeal to fans of Julian Barnes, Sue Townsend and Alan Bennett himself.

Nina Stibbe grew up in Leicestershire. At 19 she had a brief spell in France before moving to London. In London she became a nanny, then a student and then worked in publishing. She now lives in Cornwall.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
07/11/2013
Category
  • Biography and Memoir
  • Humour
Format TPS
198 x 129mm
Extent
336
US
Little, Brown & Co Inc
Translation
Nina Stibbe
Film
See-saw Films
Serial
Nina Stibbe
Audio (Unabridged)
Nina Stibbe
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