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Love, Nina

(2013)
Despatches from Family Life
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In the 1980s, Nina Stibbe wrote letters home to her sister in Leicester describing her trials and triumphs as a nanny to a London family.

There's a cat nobody likes, a visiting dog called Ted Hughes (Ted for short) and suppertime visits from a local playwright. Not to mention the two boys, their favourite football teams, and rude words, a very broad-minded mother and assorted nice chairs.

From the mystery of the unpaid milk bill and the avoidance of nuclear war to mealtime discussions on pie filler, the greats of English literature, swearing in German and sexually transmitted diseases, Love, Nina is a wonderful celebration of bad food, good company and the relative merits of Thomas Hardy and Enid Blyton.

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.

Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"Breezy, sophisticated, hilarious, rude and aching with sweetness: Love, Nina might be the most charming book I've ever read." - Maria Semple


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Hardback Editions

April 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
ISBN: 0-316-24339-6 / 978-0-316-24339-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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November 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Love Nina
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
ISBN: 0-670-92276-5 / 978-0-670-92276-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
ISBN: 0-241-97671-5 / 978-0-241-97671-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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November 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
ISBN: 0-316-24338-8 / 978-0-316-24338-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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February 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
ISBN: 0-241-96509-8 / 978-0-241-96509-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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November 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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November 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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November 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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November 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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November 2013 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
Publisher: Penguin
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