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    DescriptionNot long after her parents' separation, heralded by an awkward scene involving a wet Daily Telegraph and a pan of cold eggs, nine-year-old Lizzie Vogel, her sister and little brother and their now divorcee mother are packed off to a small, slightly hostile village in the English countryside. Their mother is all alone, only thirty-one years of age, with three young children and a Labrador. It is no wonder, when you put it like that, that she becomes a menace and a drunk. And a playwright.Worried about the bad playwriting - though more about becoming wards of court and being sent to the infamous Crescent Home for Children - Lizzie and her sister decide to contact, by letter, suitable men in the area. In order to stave off the local social worker they urgently need to find a new Man at the Helm.By the author of the much loved Love, Nina comes a wildly comic, brilliantly sharp-eyed novel about the horrors of being an attractive divorcee in an English village in the 1970s, and a family's fall from grace.


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    Title
    Man at the Helm
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nina Stibbe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780241003169
    ISBN 10: 0241003164
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    Airside edition
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    VIKING
    Publication date
    22 October 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London