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The delightful letters home from a London nanny living in the midst of an unconventional family

In 1982 twenty-year-old Nina Stibbe moved from a small English town to London, where she took a job as nanny to two opinionated and lively boys, aged nine and ten. Stibbe wrote letters home to her sister describing her trials and triumphs as the family’s nanny: there’s a cat nobody likes, a visiting dog called Ted Hughes, and dinnertime visits from a famous local playwright … not to mention the two boys (and their favorite football teams and rude words), a very broad-minded mother (editor of the London Review of Books), and repeated misadventures parking the family car.

From the mystery of the unpaid milk bill and the avoidance of nuclear war to mealtime discussions on sexually transmitted diseases and the greats of English literature, Love, Nina is a wonderful celebration of bad food, good company, and the relative merits of Hardy and Shakespeare. In observant, warm, and funny letters to her sister, Stibbe makes a young woman’s adventures in a new world come alive.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Breezy, sophisticated, hilarious, rude, and aching with sweetness: Love, Nina might be the most charming book I’ve ever read.”

    Maria Semple, New York Times bestselling author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette

  • “I adored this book, and I could quote from it forever. It’s real, odd, life-affirming, sharp, loving…and I can’t remember the last time I laughed out loud so frequently while reading.”

    Nick Hornby, New York Times bestselling author of A Long Way Down

  • “I have never laughed so hard reading a book. Nina Stibbe’s recollections of life as a London nanny are both hilarious and heartwarming.”

    J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times bestselling author of Maine

  • “Charming, but only in the best ways.”

    New York Times

  • “What a funny, artist-filled life she lived, and how well she watched and participated. This is an offbeat paean to families, real and cobbled-together, to sisters and siblings, and to communicating with love. It’s also a rare and delectable epistolary slice of life.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “I loved this book. What a beady eye she has for domestic life, and how deliciously fresh and funny she is—a real discovery.”

    Deborah Moggach, author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

  • “Nina Stibbe is the funniest new writer to arrive in years. Love, Nina is a memoir so warm, so witty, and so wise, it’s like finding the friend you always deserved.”

    Andrew O’Hagan, author of Be Near Me and Missing

  • An April 2014 LibraryReads Pick
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