Man at the Helm

Man at the Helm by Nina Stibbe
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ISBN
9780241003169
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
320
Dimensions
153 x 234mm

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Not long after her parents' separation, heralded by an awkward scene involving a wet Daily Telegraph and a pan of cold eggs, nine-year-old Lizzie Vogel, her sister and little brother and their now divorcée mother are packed off to a small, slightly hostile village in the English countryside. Their mother is all alone, only thirty-one years of age, with three young children and a Labrador. It is no wonder, when you put it like that, that she becomes a menace and a drunk. And a playwright.

Worried about the bad playwriting - though more about becoming wards of court and being sent to the infamous Crescent Home for Children - Lizzie and her sister decide to contact, by letter, suitable men in the area. In order to stave off the local social worker they urgently need to find a new Man at the Helm.

By the author of the much loved Love, Nina comes 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.
ISBN:
9780241003169
Publication Date:
01 / 11 / 2014
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
153 x 234mm

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