Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home

Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home


By (author) Nina Stibbe

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  • Publisher: Little Brown and Company
  • Format: Hardback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 213mm x 41mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 22 April 2014
  • ISBN 10: 0316243396
  • ISBN 13: 9780316243391
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 508,797

Product description

"Breezy, sophisticated, hilarious, rude and aching with sweetness: LOVE, NINA might be the most charming book I've ever read." --Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette In 1982, 20-year-old Nina Stibbe moved to London to work as a nanny to two opinionated and lively young boys. In frequent letters home to her sister, Nina described her trials and triumphs: there's a cat nobody likes, suppertime visits from a famous local playwright, a mysteriously unpaid milk bill, and repeated misadventures parking the family car. Dinner table discussions cover the gamut, from the greats of English literature, to swearing in German, to sexually transmitted diseases. There's no end to what Nina can learn from these boys (rude words) and their broad-minded mother (the who's who of literary London). A charming, hilarious, sweetly inspiring celebration of bad food and good company, "Love, Nina" makes a young woman's adventures in a new world come alive.

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Author information

Nina Stibbe, after leaving her work as a nanny and attending university, worked in publishing. She now lives in Cornwall with her husband and their two children.

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"If you are looking for a memoir with a literary and arty cast of characters, Nina Stibbe's hilarious LOVE, NINA is hard to beat....The joy of LOVE, NINA is that it is what you could call an unfiltered memoir, comprised of actual letters Stibbe wrote to her sister Victoria over five years, describing her London life and peppered with Stibbe's pitch perfect ear for dialogue and character....Its true strength is Stibbe's comedic touch about universal themes of family life and of someone going out in the wider world for the first time." "The Bookseller""