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Man at the Helm

Nina Stibbe

Meet Lizzie Vogel, 9. Lizzie is concerned about her newly divorcée mother - thirty-one years old, with three young children and a Labrador in a hostile village in the English countryside. It isn't that having a husband is good, but in 1970s rural Leicestershire, not having one is bad. The women in the village think Lizzie's mother is after their husbands while no one will let the children into the Brownies. And so Lizzie and her sister embark on a misguided campaign to find a new Man at the Helm.

Nina Stibbe grew up in Leicestershire before moving to London in the 1980s. She is the author of the massively acclaimed Love, Nina, and lives with her partner and children in Cornwall.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
28/08/2014
Category
  • Fiction
Format TPS
198 x 129mm
Extent
320
US
Little, Brown & Co
Translation
Penguin
Rights sold
Czech
German
Hebrew
Hungarian
Norwegian
Slovak
Film
A. M. Heath & Co Ltd
Serial
Penguin
Audio (Unabridged)
A. M. Heath & Co Ltd
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