Man at the Helm

Man at the Helm

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By (author) Nina Stibbe

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  • Publisher: VIKING
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 238mm x 30mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 28 August 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0241003164
  • ISBN 13: 9780241003169
  • Edition statement: Airside edition
  • Sales rank: 202,585

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Not 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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