Love, Nina - Despatches From Family Life

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01Being A Nanny Is Great20131223

Mary Poppins meets Adrian Mole in Nina Stibbe's letters from the heart of 1980s literary London.

Nina writes hilarious letters home to her sister Vic in Leicester describing her trials and triumphs as a nanny to a London family. Fascinating insights into their domestic life emerge including illuminating suppertime chats about life, love and food, regular visits from the playwright up the road who's surprisingly good at fixing things and in episode one, Nina is faced with the problem of an 8 ft Christmas tree too big for the house.

Read by Rebekah Staton

Abridged by Penny Leicester

Produced by Gemma Jenkins

Nina is faced with the problem of an eight foot Christmas tree too big for the house.

02Alan Bennett's Cookery Tips20131224

Mary Poppins meets Adrian Mole in Nina Stibbe's letters from the heart of 1980s literary London.

Nina exchanges cookery tips with Alan Bennett and finds Thomas Hardy irritating.

Read by Rebekah Staton

Abridged by Penny Leicester

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

03Sometimes You Just Have To Lie20131225

Alan Bennett's handyman skills come to the rescue.

Mary Poppins meets Adrian Mole in Nina Stibbe's letters from the heart of 1980s literary London. Alan Bennett's handyman skills come to the rescue and Nina finds herself in a situation where she just has to lie.

Read by Rebekah Staton

Abridged by Penny Leicester

Produced by Gemma Jenkins

04Being A Student Is Great20131226

Nina starts college, has an uncomfortable theatre trip and frets about a romance.

Mary Poppins meets Adrian Mole in Nina Stibbe's letters from the heart of 1980s literary London. Nina starts college, has an uncomfortable theatre trip and frets about a romance.

Read by Rebekah Staton

Abridged by Penny Leicester

Produced by Gemma Jenkins

05 LASTDissertations, Romance And Subterfuge20131227

Dissertation crises, spotting Samuel Beckett and employing subterfuge to save face.

Mary Poppins meets Adrian Mole in Nina Stibbe's letters from the heart of 1980s literary London. Dissertation crises, spotting Samuel Beckett and employing subterfuge to save face.

Read by Rebekah Staton

Abridged by Penny Leicester

Produced by Gemma Jenkins