Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life - Nina Stibbe

I picked up this book because I watched the series based on it on Netflix the other week and really liked it – probably because of the cast (Helena Bonham Carter played Mary-Kay Wilmers).

The book, however, was a different story. For some reason the story works on tv, but in epistolary novel format reads like a mildly amusing but gratingly inconsequential run down of stories that try to re-imagine Willy Russell’s Educating Rita (but set in London) with added name-dropping of the London literati.

I’ll give Stibbe’s other books a miss.


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