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Nanny Knows Best: The History of the British Nanny

Friday 17th January 2014 6pm - 8pm Bristol, Foyles, 6 Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BU Literary Event, Free Event

Katherine Holden delves into the lives of nannies in 20th-century Britain to reveal the crucial role they played in many households. Not quite part of the family and more than just an employee, idealised and demonised, the nanny has always had a difficult role in family life. Drawing on interviews with nannies, mothers and children looked after by nannies, and considering the influence of the fictional Mary Poppins on the national consciousness, Holden goes beyond the myths to discover where our tradition of employing nannies comes from.

This event is free but booking is advised; please email bristolevents@foyles.co.uk or call the shop on 011 7376 3975.

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