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    • Love, Nina

    • Despatches from Family Life
    • By: Nina Stibbe
    • Narrated by: Nina Stibbe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 330
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 308

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A heartwarming and hilarious listen

    • By Saffy on 24-11-13

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Man at the Helm

    • By: Nina Stibbe
    • Narrated by: Imogen Church
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 346
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 318

    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 31 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just as good as expected

    • By Philip on 18-09-14

    Regular price: £14.99

    • An Almost Perfect Christmas

    • By: Nina Stibbe
    • Narrated by: Nina Stibbe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    From dry turkeys to Christmas pudding fires, from the perfect present for teacher to the risks and rewards of regifting, Nina Stibbe offers her inimitable wisdom and humour on the most wonderful time of the year.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Underwhelming

    • By justine scotford on 23-09-18

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Paradise Lodge

    • By: Nina Stibbe
    • Narrated by: Helen Baxendale
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 438
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 416
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 412

    This is the story of Lizzie Vogel, a 15 year old girl who finds herself working in a ramshackle old people's home in the English suburbs. It is the late 1970s and the place is in chaos - there's a much swisher old people's home nearer the supermarket with better parking which is taking all the best patients; Matron seems to be utterly without qualifications, and Lizzie has no idea what she's doing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • absolute Paradise

    • By Alexis on 04-06-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Reasons to Be Cheerful

    • By: Nina Stibbe
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Reasons to Be Cheerful by Nina Stibbe. 18-year-old Lizzie Vogel finds herself a new job in a dentist's surgery after answering a classified advert in the Leicester Mercury for a 'mature lady with a strong interest in dental issues'. Working for an eccentric dental surgeon who's obsessed with becoming a Freemason, Lizzie's life is uneventful, until Andy Nicolello turns up one day to deliver a crown. Lizzie seizes her chance to find love, and soon begins calling him her boyfriend even though they have never so much as kissed or even sat next to each other on the sofa. But Andy doesn't turn out to be quite what he seems.... 

    Regular price: £19.99