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Man at the helm [text (large print)] / Nina Stibbe.

By: Stibbe, Nina [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Charnwood.Publisher: Leicester : Thorpe, 2015Edition: Large print edition.Description: 377 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444824964 (hbk.); 1444824961.Subject(s): Families -- Fiction | Village communities -- Fiction | Teenage girls -- Fiction | Divorced women -- Fiction | England -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction | Leicestershire (England) -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction. | Large type books.Online resources: Click here to access online Summary: Not long after her parents' divorce, heralded by an awkward scene involving a wet DAILY TELEGRAPH and a pan of cold eggs, nine-year-old Lizzie Vogel and her sister and little brother are packed off to a small, slightly hostile village in the English countryside. Their mother is all alone, only thirty-one years of age, with three young children and a Labrador. It is no wonder that she becomes a menace, a drunk - and a playwright. Worried about the bad plays - though more about becoming wards of court and being sent to the infamous Crescent Home for Children - Lizzie and her sister decide to contact, by letter, suitable men in the area. In order to stave off the local social worker they urgently need to find someone to be the new man at the helm.
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Not long after her parents' divorce, heralded by an awkward scene involving a wet DAILY TELEGRAPH and a pan of cold eggs, nine-year-old Lizzie Vogel and her sister and little brother are packed off to a small, slightly hostile village in the English countryside. Their mother is all alone, only thirty-one years of age, with three young children and a Labrador. It is no wonder that she becomes a menace, a drunk - and a playwright. Worried about the bad plays - though more about becoming wards of court and being sent to the infamous Crescent Home for Children - Lizzie and her sister decide to contact, by letter, suitable men in the area. In order to stave off the local social worker they urgently need to find someone to be the new man at the helm.

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