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Nanny [Kindle Edition]

Charlotte Bingham
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Keston Hall, Buckinghamshire, is the seat of the Lydiard family and the imposing setting for a compelling love story that begins in 1907.



Beautiful and spirited, Grace Merrill seems to stand with the world at her feet. But then, quite unexpectedly, a family tragedy obliges Grace to abandon her artistic talents and enter a life in service at the Hall. In this Upstairs Downstairs world of sadistic housekeepers and drunken butlers there is genuine hardship and drudgery for those employed in servicing the few.



But Grace soon discovers that she has another talent when, through the merest chance, she manages to escape from the kitchen to the nursery floor. Here she learns to love Lady Lydiard's children as her own. Here, too, she learns her first lesson as a woman, that passion and sacrifice make awkward bedfellows. But if the love of her life, Brake Merrowby, brings her more sorrow than joy, her love for the children more than compensates for her enforced isolation in their world of muffins and rocking horses.



As change reaches out to touch the great house, the realities of war leave their mark on the family. Yet for the children, grown and growing, when they stop to look back at the top-floor window they see only their nanny. Almost as if part of the fabric of the building, Grace grows to become not just the touchstone of their lives but in essence the mistress of the house itself.



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Book Description

A powerful bestseller about passion and sacrifice in Edwardian society.

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Keston Hall, Buckinghamshire, is the seat of the Lydiard family and the imposing setting for a compelling love story that begins in 1907.

Beautiful and spirited, Grace Merrill seems to stand with the world at her feet. But then, quite unexpectedly, a family tragedy obliges Grace to abandon her artistic talents and enter a life in service at the Hall. In this Upstairs Downstairs world of sadistic housekeepers and drunken butlers there is genuine hardship and drudgery for those employed in servicing the few.

But Grace soon discovers that she has another talent when, through the merest chance, she manages to escape from the kitchen to the nursery floor. Here she learns to love Lady Lydiard's children as her own. Here, too, she learns her first lesson as a woman, that passion and sacrifice make awkward bedfellows. But if the love of her life, Brake Merrowby, brings her more sorrow than joy, her love for the children more than compensates for her enforced isolation in their world of muffins and rocking horses.

As change reaches out to touch the great house, the realities of war leave their mark on the family. Yet for the children, grown and growing, when they stop to look back at the top-floor window they see only their nanny. Almost as if part of the fabric of the building, Grace grows to become not just the touchstone of their lives but in essence the mistress of the house itself.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 787 KB
  • Print Length: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital; New edition edition (8 Feb. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004LB59R8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #101,811 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Read 28 Nov. 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Another excellent book from this writer, keeps you guessing right through about how Grace will spend her future. One of those books I just couldn't put down!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nanny 30 Nov. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I read this book about 10 years ago and remember really enjoying it was1st the first Charlotte Bingham book I had read. Second time round possibly not so good.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 17 July 2013
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I read this book as a young girl and loved it however, I truly struggled when I chose to re-read this recently. I can honestly say it was a chore and I have yet to finish it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nanny 3 Oct. 2010
By Shadera - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book was in far better condition then I expected. The service from the book seller was excellent. I would definitely order from them again and recommend them to my friends.

Once I started reading this book I remembered I had read it previously. But, it was such an enchanting story I enjoyed it once again as much as I did the first time I read it several years ago. Nanny is a rich and memorable character you will carry in your memory once you finish the last page.
5.0 out of 5 stars ... read most of Charlotte Bingham books and am never disappointed. This is a sad story about a young ... 7 Nov. 2014
By Happy Gardner - Published on Amazon.com
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A have read most of Charlotte Bingham books and am never disappointed. This is a sad story about a young lady who just happens to be born in the wrong century. A telling story about love, sadmess, forgiveness & coming of age. The main character is a very wise young woman who helps everyone but herself. She finds happiness & fulfillment taking care of others. A very good story & well written.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 23 Jan. 2014
By ann - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Enjoyed this book. I like this author and will read more of her books
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