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A Spoonful of Sugar

A Nanny's Story
Ashford, Brenda (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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"Brenda Ashford is the quintessential British nanny. Prim and proper, gentle and kind, she seems to have stepped straight out of Mary Poppins. For more than six decades Nanny Brenda swaddled, diapered, dressed, played with, sang to, cooked for, and looked after more than one hundred children. From the pampered sons and daughters of lords ensconced in their grand estates to the children of tough war evacuees in London's East End, Brenda has taught countless little ones to be happy, healthy, and thoroughly well bred"--Dust jacket flap.
Authors: Ashford, Brenda, 1921-
Title: A spoonful of sugar
a nanny's story
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 304, [1] p. ;,25 cm.
Contents: Home is where the heart is
The calling
Nanny boot camp
Caring for sick children
Night, night, sleep tight
My first family
Yes, your ladyship
Stolen kisses
War nursery
Saints and sinners
The circle of life
Troubleshooting nanny
Coming home.
Summary: "Brenda Ashford is the quintessential British nanny. Prim and proper, gentle and kind, she seems to have stepped straight out of Mary Poppins. For more than six decades Nanny Brenda swaddled, diapered, dressed, played with, sang to, cooked for, and looked after more than one hundred children. From the pampered sons and daughters of lords ensconced in their grand estates to the children of tough war evacuees in London's East End, Brenda has taught countless little ones to be happy, healthy, and thoroughly well bred"--Dust jacket flap.
Local Note: 15 17 18 29 53 74 76 80 118 143 148 149 150 156 173 182 210 211 216 226 228 231 244 250
ISBN: 0385536410
9780385536417
Statement of Responsibility: Brenda Ashford
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]).
Subject Headings: Child care Great Britain History 20th century. Nannies Great Britain Biography. Ashford, Brenda, 1921-
Topical Term: Child care
Nannies
LCCN: 2012022432
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Jun 03, 2013
  • beachcat2 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed reading about the life of this British nanny, whose career started in 1939 (when she was trained). It even includes a few recipes; and daily schedules which give you an idea of what (and how long) her days were. She worked for 62 years! She is now 92 and still likes to bake sweet treats for "her children" when they come to visit.

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