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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; 1 edition (16 Aug 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1447218752
  • ISBN-13: 978-1447218753
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.1 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Heartwarming" --ASOS Magazine

"There's plenty for Nanny Pat Fans to coo over." --Heat

"This delightful memoir vividly captures a lost way of life." --Lancashire Evening Post

"Pat's memoir of life there is doubly fascinating to read and an important reminder of how things used to be..." --4 star review in The Lady

About the Author

Patricia Brooker grew up in East London before moving to Essex with her husband and children. She was catapulted to fame as Nanny Pat in ITV's The Only Way is Essex, where she quickly became one of the most popular characters. She has five children, fourteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Sweet Chestnut on 13 Jan 2013
Format: Paperback
I bought this for my mum who lived in the east end until she was 8 years old, older than Nanny Pat but still very much on the ball. Sadly this book didn't quite come up to expectations as dates and facts were incorrect - the out break of war was not 1st September - other details, which granted were small, were also incorrect and so for her the book a disappointment. Had attention to detail and the writing style been better this book would have benefitted greatly and made a far better read than it actually was.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By abi21gail on 16 April 2013
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Whilst I knew this was ghost-written, and the style is very readable and catches the 'voice' of Nanny Pat "and what 'ave you", my big disappointment is that she was as dull a young woman as she is an old one!! Her downtrodden East End youth isn't very bad, and her lack of ambition and complacency with 'just settling' for 'what 'ave you' wasn't even sad enough to lift the apathy levels.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By BookAddictShaun TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Aug 2012
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An absolute gem of a book. Nanny Pat has always been one of the best things about The Only Way Is Essex, I think she's fantastic and when I heard she had a book out I knew I had to read it. Especially as it's about something I've loved reading about since I was a child: war, evacuation and 'old' London. I've loved reading about the war ever since watching Goodnight Mister Tom in junior school and my creative writing at that time almost always concerned the war and evacuation. However war and evacuation is only a small part of Pat's book but it was still nice (for want of a better word) to read about it. Especially reading about balloons that hung above London to try and trap the planes, I've read many family saga books set around the war but have never heard of these balloons.

This wasn't like reading a book, it was almost like Nanny Pat was reading it aloud to you. You could certainly imagine her saying the words anyway. I'm sure most people lucky enough to know their grandparents when they were younger and growing up loved hearing their old stories about how they used to live, work etc. My grandparents are still telling me stories I haven't heard even now, 22 years after I was born and I love listening to them. Even the stories they've told me numerous times before. And that's what this book is like, sitting down with your nan and grandad and being told some fantastic stories about days gone by.

And some of the stories Pat has to tell are great. She mentioned the Kray twins in the book but is saving that for her next book!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By hev on 11 July 2013
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certainly a book for bed time as you nod off a bit quick sorry not my cuppa tea at all
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By littlepom on 28 May 2014
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Loved it. Just like things used to be. Why oh why don't people look after the old people liked they used to do. So many experiences and memories. Maybe if people listened a bit more there wouldn't be so many lonely people.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Nicholas J. Fletcher on 8 Nov 2012
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If you enjoy books like Call The Midwife and Bread Jam and a Borrowed Pram you will love this. Nanny Pat gives an account of her life in a way that makes you feel as though you were there with her. I'm disappointed her next book isn't released until February. I honestly couldn't put it down.
One of the better books I've read on this theme ever.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Evelyn M. Weall on 23 May 2014
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Very simple style , telling a very simple story. I did finish it but it didn't grab me and force me to read it in one go. An OK book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ann on 19 May 2014
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This book could have been much more interesting if it had personality and Pat could remember dates and names Tec. Very disappointing.
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