Went to London, Took the Dog (Hardback)
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Went to London, Took the Dog (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages
Published: 02/11/2023
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Waterstones Says

The side-splitting sequel to the bestselling Love, Nina traces the next chapter of Stibbe's life story 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 North London know how to clean up after their dog?

These are just some of the questions plaguing Nina Stibbe 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.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781035025299
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 404 g
Dimensions: 206 x 135 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Vulnerable, sharp, funny, wise - Bonnie Garmus, bestselling author of Lessons in Chemistry

A unique comic voice, endlessly funny. Nina makes me laugh so much - David Nicholls

No one writes heartbreak more hilariously, or hilarity more heartbreakingly. No one does a better job of making the ordinary phenomenal - Katherine Heiny, author of Early Morning Riser

Painfully funny, but also deeply moving. I never wanted it to end - Meg Mason, author of Sorrow and Bliss

An absurdist chronicler of a world both baffling and extraordinary . . . [a] lovely, funny-sad book - Guardian

What an utter, UTTER treat! It was like spending time with my most clever, insightful, funny, FUNNY friend. I'm so sad it's over - Marian Keyes

[The] most reliably entertaining of comic writers . . . pure Victoria Wood . . . Stibbe might be sad and scared and have a bad back, but I’d rather read her sad than almost anyone else happy - The Spectator

So sharp and funny, blissfully gossipy, enviably well-observed — it’s like she has X-ray vision when it comes to human beings. I couldn’t stop reading it. I wish it were twice as long. I loved it - India Knight

I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a diary so much since I read Adrian Mole for the first time - Daisy Buchanan

Funny, warm, enlightening. The reading equivalent of getting the giggles in the back row of a school assembly - Santham Sanghera, author of Empireland

I loved this book. Stibbe’s joyful midlife observations, her nods to the wonders and absurdities of the everyday, are so life-affirming. I started seeing pockets of humour in my own ordinary days - and actually felt bereft when I turned the last page - Lucy Atkins, author of Magpie Lane

Stibbe turns out more perfect, sharp, unique sentences than anyone else - Caitlin Moran

One of the most hilarious, insightful, addictive writers working today - Jenny Colgan

Like spending an endless afternoon in the most sparkling company but without any pressure to sparkle back - Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Nina Stibbe makes being funny look easy, but that's just because she's very, very good at it - Clare Chambers

One of the great comic writers of our time - Irish Times

Stibbe is an unassuming comic genius - Independent

Breezy, sophisticated, hilarious, rude and aching with sweetness: Love, Nina might be the most charming book I've ever read - Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette

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Katy Wheatley

“The Best”

If Nina wrote a shopping list and published it, I would read it. I genuinely believe that she is incapable of writing a bad word, let alone a bad book. I buy everything she publishes immediately because she is my ride... More

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“An enjoyable read”

I was sent a copy of Went to London, Took the Dog: A Diary by Nina Stibbe to read and review by NetGalley. As stated in the title this book is a diary of the author’s year living in London. It is both very... More

Hardback edition
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“A great read!”

This is one of those books where you just want to snuggle up on the sofa and stay there till you’ve finished reading it. A laugh-out-loud and very encouraging book that I think every woman needs to read. Loved it!

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