A Spoonful of Sugar: A Nanny's Story

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Center Point Large Print, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 527 pages
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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 tough East End evacuees during the war, Brenda has taught countless little ones to be happy, healthy and thoroughly well-bred.

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Review: A Spoonful of Sugar: A Nanny's Story

User Review  - Mary Kenyon - Goodreads

Of course I loved this. The nanny's voice was much like that of my mother's. A non-nonsense approach to loving children, advice for child-rearing, and a wonderful story. Read full review

Review: A Spoonful of Sugar: A Nanny's Story

User Review  - J - Goodreads

Timely read, with the current Mary Poppins fad. This was a real person dealing with real children and their real parents. She gives a great deal of "old fashioned" but timely advice. To have a nanny ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Brenda Ashford is a graduate of Norland College, a world-famous institute for British nannies. For sixty-two years, she cared for more than one hundred children, making her Britain's longest-serving nanny. She lives outside London.

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