Anything for a free book! I’ve written a review of Katherine Holden’s Nanny Knows Best: The History of the British Nanny for the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association (UK and Ireland) blog, which you can find here…
Considering how childcare has changed over the twentieth century, Nanny Knows Best is surprisingly topical and interesting – even for someone who has never watched Mary Poppins, let alone encountered a real nanny.
Shout out for the FWSA too: their website is always great and it’s well worth being on their mailing list for events and opportunities.
February 25th, 2014 at 8:04 pm
Interesting to get the perspective of nannies, for a change. And I must admit that I’ve become more interested in the lives of domestic servants since watching Downton Abby.
February 26th, 2014 at 7:06 pm
Yes, it’s a timely book! Poor old servants 😉