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Man At the Helm

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel (nominee)
A New York Times Notable Book of 2015: From the writer of the hugely acclaimed Love, Nina comes a sharply funny debut novel about a gloriously eccentric family.

Soon after her parents' separation, nine-year-old Lizzie Vogel moves with her siblings and newly single mother to a tiny village in the English countryside, where the new neighbors are horrified by their unorthodox ways and fatherless household. Lizzie's theatrical mother only invites more gossip by spending her days drinking whiskey, popping pills, and writing plays.

The one way to fit in, the children decide, will be to find themselves a new man at the helm. The first novel from a remarkably gifted writer with a voice all her own, Man at the Helm is a hilarious and occasionally heartbreaking portrait of childhood in an unconventional family.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"How deliciously fresh and funny she is." - Deborah Moggach


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August 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Man At The Helm
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
ISBN: 1-4448-2496-1 / 978-1-4448-2496-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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March 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Man at the Helm: A Novel
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
ISBN: 0-316-28667-2 / 978-0-316-28667-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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August 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: Man at the Helm
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
ISBN: 0-241-00315-6 / 978-0-241-00315-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Man at the Helm: A Novel
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
ISBN: 0-316-28670-2 / 978-0-316-28670-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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June 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Man at the Helm
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
ISBN: 0-241-96780-5 / 978-0-241-96780-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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August 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Man at the Helm
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
ISBN: 0-241-00316-4 / 978-0-241-00316-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Audio Editions

March 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Man at the Helm
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
ISBN: 1-978618-93-X / 978-1-978618-93-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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June 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Man at the Helm
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
ISBN: 1-5318-4202-X / 978-1-5318-4202-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Man at the Helm
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
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August 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Man at the Helm
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
Publisher: Audible Studios
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August 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Man at the Helm
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
Publisher: Audible Studios
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August 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Man at the Helm
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Man at the Helm: A Novel
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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August 2014 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Man at the Helm
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
Publisher: Penguin
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