'So then, here it is. The unadorned un-self-flattering gospel, the never-before-told story our intricately intertwined lives ...Listen: I know things that no one else knows. Trust me. '
Manhattan, 1996: the trial of the Vanderbilt claimant is finally coming to an end. The case - long, complex, riven with unknowns, attra... read more
Carole says... This is stunning! She is a brilliant writer & this is utterly absorbing & intriguing. Set in New York, France & finally Australia, it explores the nature of identity & why people may wish, or need to change or hide their identity. The heir to the Vanderbilt fortune... mystery, fraud, political i... read more
Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life by Nina Stibbe is the laugh-out-loud story of the trials and tribulations of a very particular family.
In 1982 Nina Stibbe, a 20-year-old from Leicester, moved to London to work as a nanny for a very particular family. It was a perfect match: Nina had no idea how to cook, look aft... read more
Patricia says... An amusing collection of letters written home by a naive but talented young nanny in 1980s London. Features Allan Bennett, Jonathan Miller & other literary figures. Ordinary converrsation are recorded but they make gripping reading. Loved it!