Love, Nina A Nanny Writes Home by Nina Stibbe

By Nina Stibbe

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20670378-love-nina
"Breezy, refined, hilarious, impolite and aching with sweetness: LOVE, NINA may be the main captivating ebook I've ever read." --Maria Semple, writer of Where'd You pass, Bernadette In 1982, 20-year-old Nina Stibbe moved to London to paintings as a nanny to 2 opinionated and energetic younger boys. In widespread letters domestic to her sister, Nina defined her trials and triumphs: there's a cat not anyone likes, suppertime visits from a recognized neighborhood playwright, a mysteriously unpaid milk invoice, and repeated misadventures parking the kin automobile. Dinner desk discussions conceal the gamut, from the greats of English literature, to swearing in German, to sexually transmitted ailments. There's no finish to what Nina can study from those boys (rude phrases) and their broad-minded mom (the who's who of literary London). a captivating, hilarious, sweetly inspiring social gathering of undesirable foodstuff and reliable corporation, "Love, Nina" makes a tender woman's adventures in a brand new international come alive. (less)

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An Ice-Cream War by William Boyd

By William Boyd

"Rich in personality and incident, An Ice-Cream War fulfills the ambition of the historic novel at its best."
The manhattan instances e-book Review

Booker Prize Finalist

"Boyd has greater than fulfilled the intense promise of [his] first novel. . . . he's able not just of a few very humorous satire but additionally of seriousness and compassion." —Michiko Kakutani, The manhattan Times

1914. In a resort room in German East Africa, American farmer Walter Smith desires of Theodore Roosevelt. As he sleeps, a railway passenger swats at flies, regretting her determination to come to the darkish Continent—and to her husband. On a far off English riverbank, a jealous Felix Cobb watches his brother swim, and curses his sister-in-law-to-be. And within the historical past of the world's day-by-day chatter: rumors of an Anglo-German clash, the likes of which not anyone has ever seen.

In An Ice-Cream War, William Boyd brilliantly inspires the non-public dramas of a iteration upswept by way of the winds of struggle. After his German neighbor burns his crops—with an apology and a smile—Walter Smith takes up palms on behalf of serious Britain. And whilst Felix's brother marches off to protect British East Africa, he pursues, opposed to his greater judgment, a forbidden love affair. because the sons of the area fit wits and guns on a continent millions of miles from domestic, desperation makes bedfellows of enemies and traitors of family and friends. by means of turns comedian and quietly clever, An Ice-Cream War deftly renders lives capsized through violence, likelihood, and the irrepressible human potential for love.

"Funny, guaranteed, and cleanly, expansively informed, a seriocomic romp. Boyd offers us stories of individuals stuck within the aspect wallet of calamity and dramatizes their plights with humor, element and grit." —Harper's

"Boyd has crafted a quiet, seamless prose during which tale and characters stream without difficulty out of a fertile mind's eye. . . . The reader emerges deeply moved." —Newsday

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Henry IV, Part I (HarperPerennial Classics) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

After overthrowing his predecessor, King Henry IV is conscious about the fragile political tensions he needs to stability to guard his throne. On one hand, he needs to rein in his son, the mischievous Prince Hal, who has left the courtroom for a lifetime of consuming and enjoyment. while, he needs to placed down a uprising of a few of the main strong households in England. Henry IV, half I is the second one of 4 attached performs approximately successive British monarchs, together with Richard II, Henry IV, half II, and Henry V.

Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the best English-language author recognized. significantly renowned in the course of his lifestyles, Shakespeare’s works proceed to resonate greater than 3 centuries after his loss of life, as has his impact on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s leading edge use of personality, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a beginning for later playwrights and dramatists, and a few of his most renowned strains of debate became a part of daily speech.

HarperPerennial Classics brings nice works of literature to lifestyles in electronic layout, upholding the top criteria in book construction and celebrating examining in all its kinds. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.

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