Man at the Helm

@millie02 (6907)
United Kingdom
August 21, 2016 3:16am CST
This story takes place in the early 1970s when a newly divorced young mother moves her family to a village in the English countryside. They find that the locals are far from friendly. Despite the depressing sounding subject of the book, I did enjoy reading it and in many places it made me laugh out loud. Man at the Helm was written by Nina Stibbe in 2014
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@nomus24g (23667)
• India
21 Aug 16
Is it a Social genre?
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@millie02 (6907)
• United Kingdom
21 Aug 16
Not really, but the family are posh.
@nomus24g (23667)
• India
21 Aug 16
@millie02 whether the family is poor or posh, that doesnt matter in a Social genre...if it focuses on some social issues, then it can be classified into that genre, hence I asked...but then u also mentioned that the book made u laugh...so was wondering if its Comedy genre!!
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@millie02 (6907)
• United Kingdom
21 Aug 16
@nomus24g The story is being told by the 9 year old daughter of the family, so there are lots of funny moments. I suppose I would class the book as a comedy.
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@koopharper (6312)
• Canada
21 Aug 16
I like a book that can make me laugh. Don't think I have time or inclination at this point to chase this one down.
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@millie02 (6907)
• United Kingdom
21 Aug 16
I make my husband jump when I am sat quietly reading and then I burst into laughter.
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• Canada
21 Aug 16
@thelme55 (14705)
• Germany
22 Aug 16
It sounds an interesting book to read.
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@millie02 (6907)
• United Kingdom
22 Aug 16
It was interesting.
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@Marty1 (34777)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
21 Aug 16
@milli02 oh good another book review! you are so good at them!
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@millie02 (6907)
• United Kingdom
22 Aug 16
Thank you.
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@ilocosboy (34388)
• Philippines
21 Aug 16
Another book with worthy story you read.
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@millie02 (6907)
• United Kingdom
22 Aug 16
I did enjoy this one , I found it difficult to put down.
@cahaya1983 (10043)
• Malaysia
21 Aug 16
Glad to hear you enjoyed the book! I barely could find the time to read lately. I really should!
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@millie02 (6907)
• United Kingdom
22 Aug 16
Reading helps me to relax.
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@succeednow (1636)
• Singapore
21 Aug 16
@millie02 Is it a true story or work of fiction?
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@millie02 (6907)
• United Kingdom
22 Aug 16
Fiction.