A Spoonful of Sugar

A Spoonful of Sugar

A Nanny's Story

Book - 2013
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From Britain's beloved oldest living nanny comes a charming and uplifting memoir of a real-life Mary Poppins. Brenda Ashford, now 92 years old, shares her endearing and amusing experiences as a British nanny caring for generations of children over the past sixty-two years. Brenda's memoir offers readers an enticing glimpse into the joys, frustrations, adventures, and mishaps of children of all ages and situations. She peppers her story with delightful bits of cultural history and timeless life lessons.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2013.
ISBN: 9780385536417
Characteristics: 304 pages, [8] pages of plates :,illustrations, portraits ;,25 cm.

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beachcat2
Jun 03, 2013

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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