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Man at the helm: a novel

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Grouped Work ID32dc5389-cb57-2ae2-6109-bbc44f1e5d22
Grouping Titleman at the helm
Grouping Authornina stibbe
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-10-21 05:22:49AM
Last Indexed2021-10-21 05:41:36AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780316286671

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display_description"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"--
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seriesMan at the helm novels
series_with_volumeMan at the helm novels|1
subject_facetDivorced women -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
England -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction
FICTION / Coming of Age
FICTION / Family Life
Leicestershire (England) -- Fiction
Teenage girls -- Fiction
Village communities -- Fiction
title_displayMan at the helm : a novel
title_fullMan at the Helm A Novel
Man at the helm : a novel / Nina Stibbe
title_shortMan at the helm
title_suba novel
topic_facetDivorced women
FICTION / Coming of Age
FICTION / Family Life
Social life and customs
Teenage girls
Village communities