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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User Review  - Fenny-Hotchpotch - LibraryThing

When you have trained in Britain’s oldest nanny school and by draconian matrons of 1930s hospital wards, Hitler and his army hold no fear. A Spoonful of Sugar is a charming memoir, giving insight not ... Read full review

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User Review  - slavenrm - LibraryThing

As is my usual preamble, I received this book for the fat sum of exactly nothing because of a GoodReads giveaway. Despite that kind consideration my candid opinions follow. The summary of this one is ... Read full review

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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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