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Author Talk – Katherine Holden – Midsomer Norton Library

Author Talk – Nanny Knows Best
Where: Midsomer Norton Library
When: Tuesday 13 May 19:00 – 20:00

In this intriguing talk Katherine Holden (Research Fellow at UWE) recounts  where our tradition of employing nannies comes from and the ways in which it has and hasn’t changed over the past century. From the Norland Nannies’ ‘method’ and the magical Mary Poppins to today’s  ‘Supernanny’. The tales told in this history reach to the heart of the nanny dilemma that parents still struggle with today.

FREE event but book your place at Midsomer Norton Library or phone Council Connect on 01225 394041.

Nanny Knows Best Book Launch

Book Launch – Friday 17th January 2014                                                     6pm – 8pm Bristol 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 or call the shop on 011 7376 3975.

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