Our Curators said...
This is one of those books you can confidently gift to anyone - knowing you've just basically given them a warm bath of joy that they will, in turn, gift to others. A slightly zazzed-up autobiography, Love, Nina covers the years Stibbe - well-read, working-class girl from the Midlands - worked as an au pair to a London literary scion, who lived next door to Alan Bennett. He's always popping over with a rice pudding and a dolourous quote, whilst the teenage Nina tries to work out how to hang out with posh clever people, how she feels about wooden earrings, and who to kiss. Imagine if Adrian Mole had looked after Edina Monsoon's kids. It's that. But ... better.
Caitlin Moran- Caitlin Moran
What the Critics are Saying
The funniest new writer to arrive in years.
Adrian Mole meets Mary Poppins mashed up in literary north London... Enormous fun.
'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