Book Review

‘Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home’ by Nina Stibbe

anwh nsSTORY: In 1982, 20-year-old Nina Stibbe moved to London to work as a nanny to two opinionated and lively young boys. In frequent letters home to her sister, Nina described her trials and triumphs: there’s a cat nobody likes, suppertime visits from a famous local playwright, a mysteriously unpaid milk bill, and repeated misadventures parking the family car. Dinner table discussions cover the gamut, from the greats of English literature, to swearing in German, to sexually transmitted diseases. There’s no end to what Nina can learn from these boys (rude words) and their broad-minded mother (the who’s who of literary London).

A charming, hilarious, sweetly inspiring celebration of bad food and good company, Love, Nina makes a young woman’s adventures in a new world come alive.

REVIEW: Nina Stibbe is a young English girl who moves to London to become the nanny to Will and Sam. Their mother, MK, has a fairly relaxed attitude toward her sons’ behavior and life in general. This book is portrayed from the letters that Nina writes to her sister Vic sharing her experiences in her job, her friends and daily life in general.

One would definitely have to be British to understand a lot of the slang used in the book plus many of the characters, daily life, TV, etc.

I found the book to be totally dull and monotonous and fail to understand how it managed to even pass an editor’s red pen

Connie for b2b


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