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Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home by Nina Stibbe

Love, Nina by Nina Stibbe

 

 

 

 

Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home by Nina Stibbe

This is not your typical memoir. It comprises the tuneful, descriptive letters Nina wrote in the 1980s, while she tried her hand at nannying in London, to her sister, Vic, who stayed basically at home, near Leicestershire, England. The nannied children were young Sam and Will Frears—their arty, daffy children’s conversations fill the pages—living with their brilliant mother, Mary-Kay Wilmers, deputy editor of the London Review of Books. Nina herself, then just 20 and new to the task of being a nanny, was a lover of London and quite the observer, documenting for her sister back home the who, the when, and her full-blown, clever, open-eyed take on the what of life at the Wilmers-Frears. Stibbe notes that nannying is “not like a job really, just like living in someone else’s life,” but what a funny, artist-filled life she lived!~Eloise Kinney From Booklist Reviews

Check out the review in the New York Times Book Review : Love, Nina

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