The Resource A spoonful of sugar : a true story of life as a Norland nanny in wartime England, Brenda Ashford

A spoonful of sugar : a true story of life as a Norland nanny in wartime England, Brenda Ashford

Label
A spoonful of sugar : a true story of life as a Norland nanny in wartime England
Title
A spoonful of sugar
Title remainder
a true story of life as a Norland nanny in wartime England
Statement of responsibility
Brenda Ashford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
They say you can never truly love a child that is not your own, but that goes against every instinct that runs through me. For I have loved children born to other women all my life and every child that I have ever cared for, I've adored with all my heart. Many I would have laid down my life for, in fact on some memorable occasions when I fled to air raid shelters clutching my charges to my chest, I very nearly did. In 62 years of being a nanny I have lost count of the number of children I've cared for, but it must be approaching 100. This is a story from a time when nothing was taken for granted and life itself was in peril on a near-daily basis. But the war was also a time when people pulled together like never before or since, and it called upon Brenda to make sacrifices she'd never imagined having to make. Warm, funny and incredibly moving, Brenda's memoir brings to life the colourful world of wartime England
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1921-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ashford, Brenda
Dewey number
362.70941
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ashford, Brenda
  • Nannies
  • Child care
Target audience
adult
Label
A spoonful of sugar : a true story of life as a Norland nanny in wartime England, Brenda Ashford
Instantiates
Publication
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 291 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781444739831
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 13843288
  • 13843288
Label
A spoonful of sugar : a true story of life as a Norland nanny in wartime England, Brenda Ashford
Publication
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 291 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781444739831
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 13843288
  • 13843288

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