The Resource Man at the helm, Nina Stibbe

Man at the helm, Nina Stibbe

Label
Man at the helm
Title
Man at the helm
Statement of responsibility
Nina Stibbe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born into a posh family, ten-year old Lizzie Vogel has lived a charmed life thus far, with a big sister who knows everything, a cute baby brother, and a full-time housekeeper who bakes jam tarts. But when, in 1970, Lizzie's father abandons her mother and packs his ex-family off to the tiny village of Flatstone, life for the Vogels veers catastrophically off-course. The new neighbors disapprove of divorcees and fatherless children, and Lizzie's theatrical mother provides constant grist for the gossip mill, letting the laundry pile up like Mount Sinai and spending her days drinking whiskey, popping pills and writing plays about how sad she is. Before long the family is shunned by village society. Deciding that only a "man at the helm" will restore order to their household, Lizzie and her sister take it upon themselves to secure a new husband for their mother. As the two girls make their way down a list of candidates that includes a charming con-artist, an idiotic vicar, and several married men, Lizzie confronts the downright craziness of grown-up love and learns that sometimes a family needs to veer catastrophically off-course in order to find true happiness. Narrated by the irresistible Lizzie, Man at the Helm is a hilarious and occasionally heartbreaking portrait of childhood in an unconventional family."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stibbe, Nina
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6119.T525
LC item number
M33 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Divorced women
  • Village communities
  • Neighbors
  • Alcoholics
  • Emotions
  • Families
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Happiness
  • Coming of age
  • Leicestershire (England)
  • England
  • Domestic fiction
Label
Man at the helm, Nina Stibbe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by the Penguin Group, August 2014"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780316286701
Lccn
2014020467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)885092603
  • 765577
  • (OCoLC)ocn885092603
  • 765577
Label
Man at the helm, Nina Stibbe
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by the Penguin Group, August 2014"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780316286701
Lccn
2014020467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)885092603
  • 765577
  • (OCoLC)ocn885092603
  • 765577

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