Went to London, Took the Dog
by Nina Stibbe
Went to London, Took the Dog is published on 2nd November and can be pre-ordered now. Nina is joining us for an event on October 31st, when we will have early copies. If you pre-order from us you will be able to collect your book on the night. If you would like to request a signed and/or dedicated copy please click reserve a copy and let us know your requests in the order notes box.
Ten years after the publication of the prize-winning Love, Nina comes the author’s diary of her return to London in her sixty-first year. Twenty years after leaving London, Nina Stibbe is back in town with her dog, Peggy. Together they take up lodging in the house of writer Deborah (Debby) Moggach in Camden for ‘a year-long sabbatical’.
It’s a break from married life back in Cornwall, or even perhaps a fresh start altogether. Nina is not quite sure yet. Debby does not have many demands – only to water the garden, watch for toads, and defrost the odd pie – so Nina is free to explore the city she once called home.
Between scrutinising her son’s online dating developments, navigating the politics of the local pool, and taking detergent advice at the laundrette, this diary of a sixty-year-old runaway reunites us with the inimitable voice of Love, Nina, as the writer becomes, as she puts it, ‘a proper adult’ at last.