Nina Stibbe in conversation
Sunday 22nd October, 4pm, The Poly Tickets: £8 and £5
Join award-winning memoirist Nina Stibbe as she reflects on her latest book, a funny and poignant account of a year-long break from married life in Cornwall.
The author of the bestselling Love, Nina traces the next chapter of her life as she departs for more endearing adventures in the capital.
How do I get rid of the mosquitoes infesting Deborah Moggach's garden? Is it normal for my kids to drink so much? And why the f*** doesn't anyone in London know how to clean up after their dog?
These are just some of the questions plaguing Nina as she plots her grand return to London, reflecting on what it means to turn your whole life around aged 60. Whether it's dinner parties with the great and the good of the London literati or micromanaging her son's online dating profile, Nina Stibbe's utterly inimitable wit is ever present throughout this diary of her first return to London since the Love, Nina years.
What they say:
Painfully funny, but also deeply moving' Meg Mason
'Vulnerable, sharp, funny, wise' Bonnie Garmus
'A unique comic voice, endlessly funny' David Nicholls
'An utter, UTTER treat! It was like spending time with my most clever, insightful, funny, FUNNY friend' Marian Keyes
'So sharp and funny, blissfully gossipy, enviably well-observed . . . I loved it' India Knight
About Nina Stibbe:
Nina Stibbe is the author of six books. Love, Nina won Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award at the 2014 National Book Awards, and was shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year. The book was adapted by Nick Hornby for BBC Television. She is the author of four novels, all of which have been shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction. Her third novel Reasons to be Cheerful (2019) is the only novel to date to have won both the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction and the Comedy Women in Print Award for comic fiction. Her latest novel, One Day I Shall Astonish The World, was published in April 2022.