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  • is to star in 's adaptation of Nina Stibbe's award-winning book Love, Nina for BBC One.
  • Author Nina Stibbe at Primrose Hill Community Library on Monday. Picture: Polly Hancock
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Paradise Lodge


This TV adaptation of Nina Stibbe's bestselling book sees Helena Bonham Carter return to the small screen as George, the editor of a literary magazine and a single mum to two young boys in 1980s London. Enter young Leicester lass Nina, played by Faye Marsay of Game of Thrones fame, who is hired as the new nanny and quickly becomes part of the family.

Paradise Lodge is the sequel to Nina Stibbe’s wonderful funny novel Man at the Helm but it can be read as a standalone novel too. So great news for fans of her first novel and even better for those who’ve only just discovered her original blend of compassion and dark comedy. Man at the Helm has been compared to I Capture the Castle and Cold Comfort Farm, and, in Paradise Lodge, Nina Stibbe acknowledges her debt to the gold seam of English comedy writing with an epigraph from PG Wodehouse.


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“Love, Nina has already attained the status of a modern classic, and I am so happy that I've been given the opportunity to adapt it,” Hornby said of “Nina” in a statement, according to . “We want to make a series that is as charming, funny and delightful as Nina Stibbe's glorious book."