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Getting real mail was fun Whatever today s electronic connections re they can t compare with the rrival of chatty letter from someone you know Loyalty and Lies a letter neither urgent Where R U nor briskly demanding Pick me up ASAP but leisurely chock full of casual details giving you personal moment with someone who matters to you nd vi I loved this book nd hated it when I got to the end Ms Stibbe forms very loving pictures of Fortunes Flames all the diverse characters she interacted with in North London I would have loved to have had some mealst Ms Wilmer s And drinks It gladdens me to know that there re such wonderful funny nd intelligent folk out thereI had started Mary Kay s book on her family The Eitingons bout 2 years go nd kind of stalled out Based on my new found knowledge of her many personality uirks I have gone back to that book with real enthusiasmI look forward to work from Nina Love Nina was serialised on Radio 4 which lways makes me prick up my ears to book Having finished it now I can imagine it making very good udio Myself I read it on the bus during my daily commute nd it was the perfect companion for the early morning journeys In the 1980s the 20 year old Nina Stibbe found herself s nanny to Sam nd Will Wilmers sons of Mary Kay Wilmers long term editor of London Review of Books The book never details how exactly Nina gained her position but straight Claiming Her away she seemed to slot right innd this publication of her letters gives fascinating nd very witty ccount of life within the literary upper classes Nina rrived utterly unaware of who nybody was except for vague feeling that Mary Kay s friend Alan Bennet might have ppeared in Coronation StreetIn many ways this is n old fashioned kind of book n pparently simple collection of letters home to Nina s sister Vic but her writing is razor sharp Given that Stibbe eventually made Murder Go Round a living within publishing it is hard to truly believe that the letters truly passed through un edited butlthough Nina How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World: A Comparative Analysis admits to have taken out the naughtier elementsnd to have corrected some of the spelling Alcohol Fuels: Policies, Production, And Potential and grammarpparently they ppear otherwise unaltered Apparently her letters first ttracted public notice when she sent Cambridge Modern History volumes 1-5 a few to Andrew Hagan who was collecting tributesbout Mary Kay Wilmers for the latter s 70th birthday They went down The Heart Of The Hawk (Book 1) a stormnd someone Spices, Saints, and Saracens: The Egyptian Wanderings of a Dominican Friar, 1483 approached Ninabout whether she would consider book Nina pproached the Wilmers Frears contingent to Empire of the Waves: Voyage of the Moon Child ask for their permission to which Mary Kaypparently replied Christ no but then eventually relented To be fair the mutual The Object of Performance: The American Avant-Garde since 1970 affection ofll living within Gloucester Crescent is the over riding impression one takes Of Mice and Men away from LoveNina even though the way that they express it may be unorthodoxMary Kay strongly dislikes platitudes giving Nina stern look the first time she sks if she has had nice weekend This rubs off on Nina who offends her friend nd eventual husband the left wing Nunney by leaving off saying goodbye on the telephone she felt it was implied Mary Kay often seemed exasperated with Nina freuently sking how on earth they could trust nything she said complaining bout Nina s often rather pointless practical jokes nd shaking her head t Nina s latest I Was Anastasia attemptt cooking Still she seemed largely unruffled Choice of the Cat at having to hire cleaner due to Nina s lack of motivation concerning housework Nina clearly Three Cups of Deceit adores her charges Samnd Will transcribing their surreal conversations for Vic Sparrow Road and fretting over Sam s eye Sam suffers from Riley Day syndrome This is not some sugary sweet tale of the joys of childcare even though Love Nina has been describeds Adrian Mole meets Mary Poppins Nina tries to bribe the boys into keeping it uiet when she prangs the car A Banner With a Strange Device: A Novel of Boston and when Sam dobs her in she rats him out for hiding his vegetables rather than eating them Still when Nina moves out to concentrate on studying for her degree it is clearlthough unspoken that she misses them terribly When M K has some re decorating work done there is real sense of uiet rejoicing s she sks Nina when she will be moving back inThere re moments of true comic hilarity such Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World as when friend gives Mary Kay The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors a set of wind chimes to wardway bad spirits but M K refuses to put them up because she hates tinkly noises Yoga: The Art of Adjusting and is not hundred per cent gainst. Breezy sophisticated hilarious rude nd The Neural Basis of Free Will aching with sweetness Love Nina might be the most charming book I've ever read Maria Sempleuthor of Where'd You Go Bernadette In 1982 20 year old Nina Stibbe moved to London to work s nanny to two opinionated nd lively young boys In freuent letters home to her.
Bad spirits In nother terrific one liner Nina decides gainst trying yoga s she is not sure she would do well s relaxed person Much of Love Nina s humour comes from Stibbe s observational wit she notes that Granny Wilmers helper was uite nice except when she criticised Nina s method in cutting Sam s hair not that she s Past Destinies a hairdresser she s justn ordinary posh person who s been taught to share her opinions with Travels: Collected Writings, 1950-1993 allnd sundry My own favourite though was how freuent guest Alan Bennet proved himself to be extremely If Wishes Were Horses adeptt repairing household ppliances he has since contested this ssertion Nina ssures him gravely that this is good thing to fall back on Indeed Nina is completely un starstruck by ny of the literary types who cross the threshold lthough she is rather nervous of Jonathan Miller fter she mistook him for n opera singer nd then borrowed his saw on Mary Kay s orders nd then promptly lost it She cringes to the cleaner that Michael Neve is Mary Kay s friend rather than her own nd gets irritated by how writer types remain untouched by what happens in the world Despite choosing to study n English degree Nina is distinctly unimpressed by Thomas Hardy Rainbow Brite: Starlite Saves the Day and under whelmed by Shakespeare She is charmingly direct narrator A Social History of Modern Art, Volume 2: Art in an Age of Bonapartism, 1800-1815 andLove Nina does truly feel like were getting something real My only criticism is that I felt that it did need to be read in one go since Nina s style was such distinctive stream of consciousness that stepping outside of it made it difficult to tune back in later Also I read it hoping for some kind of closure to the relationship between Nina nd Nunney she obviously had feelings for him lready but since this was real life rather than fiction that closure was good few years way making the ending rather bruptThese The Unspeakable Mind are minor points though this was lovely nd warm hearted insight into the lives of lively Time and Philosophy: A History of Continental Thought and engaging group of people written with witnd intelligence it made me homesick though for the Murder at Beechwood age of the letter As child I was lways so excited to receive post usually from my unt or grandparents the rt of writing down one s doings seems to have shrivelled in the ge of constant communication nd I can t help but think that we re the poorer for it We may document our lives via social media but it lacks Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space any kind of depth Nina is lucky to have such wonderful Revelations from Revelation (Mass Market) account of this period in her lifend it makes me remember Jane and the Stillroom Maid (Jane Austen Mysteries, again why writing is wonderful I can t help but wonder though what the other players in the story would have said though Verymusing collection of letters written by Nina Stibe in the early 1980s In the first part of the book she is working Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil as nanny to the children of Mary Kay Wilmernd living in Gloucester Crescent which t that time was wash with intellectuals Alan Bennet was neighbour nd freuent visitor Alien: Sea of Sorrows and his coversationsreamong the most Journey Of Fate amusing parts of the book The children Samnd Will Judas of Nazareth: How the Greatest Teacher of First-Century Israel Was Replaced by a Literary Creation are intelligentnd original Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose. and Nina obviously was very fond of them In the second part of the book she becomes student t Thames Polytechnic but still stays in close touch with the Wilmers nd visits them freuently The letters Holding Up the Universe are funnynd delightful should be enjoyed by nyone especially if you like Alan Bennet I would never have picked this book to read simply because I usually find that these personal ccounts of life events to be Satellite amusingonly to the writer This book is the exception It is truly laugh out loud funny The letters that Nina Stibbe wrote to her sister during hernanny days in London with wealthy eccentric family Blank Darkness are so opennd guileless that I just completely fell in love with Nina nd the whole entourageIt is just fun nd light Makers and I highly recommend Wonderful book I have to explain that I have two Kindles One in my pursend one on my bedside table The purse Kindle spends The Heart Has Its Reasons a lot of time in doctor s offices waiting rooms helping my elderly Momnd I like having something great to read that can easily put downMarvelous letters Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism all written to Nina s sister Vicbout her life s Nanny in London in the early 1980 s Witty people including the children The letters often left me smiling if not down right laughing s I escorted Mom nd her walker down medical office corridors Very soon Mom insisted I read the letters to her while we waited More. Sister Nina described her trials Kneller's Happy Campers and triumphs there's cat nobody likes suppertime visits from Haunted Houses For the Millions a famous local playwright mysteriously unpaid milk bill nd repeated misadventures parking the family car Dinner table discussions cover the gamut from the greats of English literature to swearing in German to.
Than once s Mom s name was called someone else in the waiting room or the doctor s staff would beg what s the name of that book Man Reclaiming Love: Radical Relationships in a Complex World at the Helm was such great book THIS is drivel I can t believe they published it I made it 13 way Playing with Fire: How the Bible Ignites Change in Your Soul andm dying of boredom Nothing is going on I finally read this having heard the Radio Four The People's Songs: The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records adaptation few years go nd having loved it The book did not disappoint it reminded me why I had so enjoyed it on the radio nd I found so much else that was wonderfully humorous I gree with The Dawn of Christmas another reviewer who described its Marmite I m definitely in the love it camp Others have described the premise of Nina s letters so I will not repeat other than to say Alan Bennett has for many years been one of my favourite writers especially his own memoirs nd this book just made me like him even Thoroughly enjoyable in Bark a time of Covidnd probably t ny other time too It is essentially lighthearted Her Bear Twins andbsolutely nothing wrong with that It has no pretences to being other than this Lovely book I bought this solely on Ann Patchett s recommendation she s Bumps, Bruises and Bouncing Back: A Young Woman's Adventures into Womanhood a favorite of mine so I was stunnedt how poor it was in both content nd style It fell far short of other novels in its genre nd I My Lady Viper (Tales From the Tudor Court, abandoned it halfway through A waste of moneynd so very disappointing It doesn t come close to The Devil Wears Prada or The Nanny Diaries I recommend that you skip this purchase What delight Love Nina is book that will leave you smiling Comprised of the letters of nanny to her sister this novel describes the hilarious dynamics of the host family nd friends curious ttempts t cooking nd housekeeping This is so good natured it will leave you happy nd wishing you too knew these people Hilarious I had so many laugh out loud moments reading this book nd I m completely enad with it s characters When the book ended I felt sad that I wouldn t know Nina W S MK nd AB Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man any longer I think this is one of the rare books that I will read twice just because I enjoyed it so much Therere The Light in Our Houses a lot of references to British culture in the 1980s thats n American were unfamiliar to me but the references were not enough to take way from the enjoyment of the book I could get the general gist I m still thinking bout this uirky family How to Get People to Do Stuff: The Psychology of Persuasion and their hilariously dry nanny weeksfter finishing the book I have lready recommended it to my friends Nina is real life funnier Bridget Jones My husband nd I fell in love with Nina fter seeing the TV daptation by Nick Hornby So we decided to give the memoir novel go Highland Hucow: Milking Marie andbsolutely loved itIt is Call the Fire Brigade: Fighting London's Fires a definite Marmite Novel thatppeals to our tastes nd humour than some It was great that the novel was slightly different to the TV series nd that it had whole second half not included for TV Although we lamented the fact that this had not been dapted Edward Keating as we miss the series makes change from the usual derivative fare The novel Berlin på 8 kapitel also gave some useful background that explained some things in the TV series suchs the really not so very surprising surprise ie Alan Bennett s characterHumour wise one of my favorites was how Nina finally decides that fellow student is male or female Hilarious A classicWhat I didn t like was the constant use of initials for character names Perhaps nick names would have been less nnoying Some reviewers hated the fact that we never directly hear from sister Vic to whom Nina writes not realising that this her chosen narrative in the form of Shelley And Nonviolence a letter Conseuently we don t need to knowbout Vic s life because THE STORY IS ABOUT NINA nd the family for whom she works Like many readers I d probably never have found this book without the excellent BBC daptation The TV show is based on the book but has enormously benefited from having the experience of Nick Hornby Cross (Jack Taylor, as screenwriter When text has been polished by someone like him it s bit inevitable that the original could be bit disappointing However I still found this very funnyI liked the unanswered things the people referred to The Lady and the Generals: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's struggle for freedom and never built upon the unknown responses of her sister Ilso loved Nina s sense of humour Stripped to the Bone and her observational uipsbout the families of Trials: On Death Row in Pakistan arty London in the 1980s Having Alan Bennett feature so much in the book is bonus nd if you can void seeing it Signs From The Afterlife: How the Other Side can comfort and inspire you as name dropping some of the other Sexually transmitted diseases There's no end to what Nina can learn from these boys rude wordsnd their broad minded mother the who's who of literary London A charming hilarious sweetly inspiring celebration of bad food nd good company Love Nina makes young woman's dventures in new world come live.