Download e-book for iPad: A Spoonful of Sugar: A Nanny's Story by Brenda Ashford

By Brenda Ashford

ISBN-10: 0385536410

ISBN-13: 9780385536417

Brenda Ashford is the crucial British nanny. Prim and correct, mild and type, she turns out to have stepped immediately out of Mary Poppins. For greater than six a long time Nanny Brenda swaddled, diapered, dressed, performed with, sang to, cooked for, and sorted multiple hundred young children. From the pampered little kids of lords ensconced of their grand estates to the kids of tricky warfare evacuees in London’s East finish, Brenda has taught numerous teenagers to feel free, fit, and carefully good bred. during this pleasant memoir, Brenda stocks her endearing, fun, and infrequently downright weird and wonderful reviews turning generations of youngsters into profitable adults.

From the instant Brenda first held her child brother David she used to be hooked. She turned a moment mom to him, altering his nappies, interpreting him tales, and giving him the entire love her hot center contained. figuring out a occupation taking care of young ones was once her calling in lifestyles, Brenda attended London’s prestigious Norland collage, well-known for generating top-notch nannies. It used to be an indication of privilege and solid style for the youngsters of the well-to-do to be noticeable being driven of their Silver move prams via Norland nannies, who have been recognizable through their crisp, starched black uniforms with white bib collars, and their flowing black capes covered with pink silk. And what talents have been those trainees established on day-by-day? Lullaby making a song, storytelling, pram shining, mattress making, all different types of stitching, cooking basic foodstuff, and meting out first aid—including realizing easy methods to aid the medication cross down.

In A Spoonful of Sugar, Brenda recollects her years at Norland and her studies throughout the conflict (after all, whether bombs are losing, there’s no cause to permit criteria slip), and recounts in beautiful aspect a lifestyles dedicated to the care of different people’s children.

Sprinkled all through with pearls of knowledge (you can by no means provide teenagers an excessive amount of love, and also you may still easy methods to stitch a button, for goodness’ sake), this pleasant memoir from Britain’s oldest residing nanny is essentially ideal in each means.

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