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Stibbe, Nina

Overview
Works: 16 works in 97 publications in 7 languages and 3,554 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Biography  Autobiographies  Humorous fiction  Television adaptations  Television programs 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PR6119.T525, 823.92
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Man at the helm : a novel by Nina Stibbe( Book )

37 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born into a posh family, ten-year old Lizzie Vogel has lived a charmed life thus far, with a big sister who knows everything, a cute baby brother, and a full-time housekeeper who bakes jam tarts. But when, in 1970, Lizzie's father abandons her mother and packs his ex-family off to the tiny village of Flatstone, life for the Vogels veers catastrophically off-course. The new neighbors disapprove of divorcees and fatherless children, and Lizzie's theatrical mother provides constant grist for the gossip mill, letting the laundry pile up like Mount Sinai and spending her days drinking whiskey, popping pills and writing plays about how sad she is. Before long the family is shunned by village society. Deciding that only a "man at the helm" will restore order to their household, Lizzie and her sister take it upon themselves to secure a new husband for their mother. As the two girls make their way down a list of candidates that includes a charming con-artist, an idiotic vicar, and several married men, Lizzie confronts the downright craziness of grown-up love and learns that sometimes a family needs to veer catastrophically off-course in order to find true happiness"--
Paradise lodge : a novel by Nina Stibbe( Book )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and French and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen-year-old Lizzie Vogel takes a job as an "auxiliary nurse" at Paradise Lodge, a home for the elderly, and learns that her job entails helping the patients (frequently) to the bathroom. What begins as a way to avoid school and earn some spending money (for the finer things in life, like real coffee and beer shampoo) quickly becomes the education of a lifetime as Lizzy wades through the day-to-day humdrum and drama of this ramshackle refuge for the elderly. And when a rival nursing home threatens, Lizzie discovers that the staff and residents of Paradise Lodge have become her surrogate family, and the only place she's ever felt she belongs--
An almost perfect Christmas by Nina Stibbe( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My mother is not a foodie. But for as long as I can remember, once a year, she becomes possessed of a profound and desperate need to serve up a perfect roast turkey. Faced with a walk into the village though, she might think 'oh, f*** it' and decide to get a frozen one from Bejams on the 23rd and leave it to defrost in the downstairs toilet for not quite 48 hours." From perennially dry turkeys to Christmas pudding fires, from the round robin code of conduct to the risks and rewards of re-gifting, An Almost Perfect Christmas is an ode to the joy and insanity of the most wonderful time of the year."--Publisher description
Love, Nina : a nanny writes home by Nina Stibbe( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Paradise Lodge by Nina Stibbe( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A delightful story of growing up, getting old, and every step in between, from the acclaimed author of Man at the Helm and Love, Nina. After succeeding in her quest to help her unconventional mother find a new "man at the helm," fifteen-year-old Lizzie Vogel simply wants to be a normal teenager. Just when it looks as if things have settled down, her mother goes and has another baby. On top of that, Lizzie's best friend has deserted her for the punk craze, which Lizzie finds too exhausting to commit to herself. But Lizzie soon gets more commitment than she bargained for when she takes a job as a junior nurse at Paradise Lodge, a ramshackle refuge for the elderly that has seen better days. It's no place for a teenager, much less one with as little experience emptying a bedpan as Lizzie. What begins as a way to avoid school and earn some spending money (for the finer things in life, like real coffee and beer shampoo) quickly turns into the education of a lifetime. Lizzie encounters a colorful cast of eccentric characters--including a nurse determined to turn one of the patients into a husband (and a retirement plan); an efficient but clueless nun trying to modernize the place; and Lizzie's unlikely first love--who become her surrogate family. When Paradise Lodge faces a crisis in the form of a rival nursing home with enough amenities to make even the comatose jealous, Lizzie must find a way to save her job before she loses the only place she's ever felt she belongs. A hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age tale, Paradise Lodge proves that it's never too early--or too late--to grow up
Love, Nina : despatches from family life by Nina Stibbe( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nina Stibbe's 'Love, Nina: despatches from family life' is the laugh-out-loud story of the trials and tribulations of a very particular family. 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
Love, Nina : a nanny writes home by Nina Stibbe( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Man at the helm by Nina Stibbe( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a wildly comic, brilliantly sharp-eyed novel about the horrors of being an attractive divorcée in an English village in the 1970s, and a family's fall from grace. Deciding that only a "man at the helm" will restore order to their household, Lizzie and her sister take it upon themselves to secure a new husband for their mother. As the two girls make their way down a list of candidates that includes a charming con-artist, an idiotic vicar, and several married men, Lizzie confronts the downright craziness of grown-up love and learns that sometimes a family needs to veer catastrophically off-course in order to find true happiness
En mann ved roret by Nina Stibbe( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Norwegian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Når foreldrene flytter fra hverandre må ni år gamle Lizzie Vogel, hennes søster og lillebror flytte med moren til et lite og utrivelig sted på den engelske landsbygda. I en alder av 31 år er moren blitt alene med tre små barn og en labrador, og den pressede situasjonen gjør at hun både drikker og bråker for mye. Lizzie og søsteren bestemmer seg for at moren trenger en ny mann. De begynner derfor å skrive brev til egnede menn som bor i området, selvfølgelig helt uten sin mors viten og vilje
Love, Nina TV Tie-in by Nina Stibbe( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Mann fürs Haus : Roman ; zwei Schwestern auf der Suche nach einem Mann für ihre Mutter by Nina Stibbe( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL by Nina Stibbe( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Willkommen in Paradise Lodge Roman by Nina Stibbe( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ai ni de, Nina = Love, Nina by Nina Stibbe( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Breezy, sophisticated, hilarious, rude and aching with sweetness: LOVE, NINA might be the most charming book I've ever read."?Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette 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
Love, Nina( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

20-year old Nina (Faye Marsay) moves from the Midlands to North London in the 1980s to care for Joe and Max, the two young sons of a working single mother, George (Helena Bonham Carter), the editor of a prestigious literary journal. Playful, sharply funny and fiercely bright. Nina is thrown into a world of sophisticated bohemianism, with only her no-nonsense attitude to guide her. She is unabashed but unqualified, having dropped out of school. Relying on her warmth and self-taught intelligence, Nina manages to improviseimprovise with the many intellectuals that pass through the house. With George's encouragement, and the attentions of a good-looking boy across the street, Nina's eyes are gradually opened to a future of expanded opportunities or at the very least sixth form college
 
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Alternative Names
Nina Stibbe britische Autorin

Nina Stibbe British nanny

Nina Stibbe British nanny and writer

Nina Stibbe Brits Kinderjuffrouw

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