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Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life

Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life

Author: Nina Stibbe
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Patricia says... An amusing collection of letters written home by a naive but talented young nanny in 1980s London. Features Allan Bennett, Jonathan Miller & other literary figures. Ordinary converrsation are recorded but they make gripping reading. Loved it!

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Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life by Nina Stibbe is the laugh-out-loud story of the trials and tribulations of a very particular family.


In 1982 Nina Stibbe, a 20-year-old from Leicester, moved to London to work as a nanny for a very particular family. It was a perfect match: Nina had no idea how to cook, look after children or who the weirdos were who called round. And the family, busy discussing such arcane subjects as how to swear in German or the merits (or otherwise) of turkey mince, were delighted by her lack of skills. Love, Nina is the collection of letters she wrote home gloriously describing her 'domestic' life, the unpredictable houseguests and the cat everyone loved to hate.


At the age of 20 Nina Stibbe moved from Leicestershire to London to become a nanny. Later she studied at Thames Polytechnic and worked in publishing. She now lives in Cornwall with her partner and children.

Reviews

"I adored this book and could quote from it forever". --Nick Hornby

"Funny and sharp: no book this year has made me laugh more"--John Lanchester, Guardian, Books of the Year

"The funniest book I've read in ages".--Sunday Times

"An unassuming comic genius". --Independent

Author description

At the age of 20 Nina Stibbe moved from Leicestershire to London to become a nanny. Later she studied at Thames Polytechnic and worked in publishing. She now lives in Cornwall with her partner and children.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780241965092
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : January 2014
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nina Stibbe
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 649.092
  • : 336