Paradise Lodge

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What to expect

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Paradise Lodge by Nina Stibbe, read by Helen Baxendale.

This is the story of Lizzie Vogel, a 15 year old girl who finds herself working in an old people’s home in the 1970s. The place is in chaos and it’s not really a suitable job for a schoolgirl: she’d only gone for the job because it seemed too exhausting to commit to being a full-time girlfriend or a punk, and she doesn’t realise there’s a right and a wrong way to get someone out of a bath.

Through a cast of wonderful characters, from the assertively shy Nurse who only communicates via little grunts to the very attractive son of the Chinese take away manager, Paradise Lodge is the story of being very young, and very old, and the laughter, and the tears, in between.

Critics Review

  • It’s the most piss-funny thing I’ve read all year

    Caitlin Moran on 'Love, Nina'
  • The funniest new writer to arrive in years

    Andrew O'Hagan
  • Nina already feels like my best friend

    Marian Keyes
  • I am already longing for Nina Stibbe’s next book

    Express on 'Man at the Helm'
  • I can’t remember a book that made me laugh more

    Observer on 'Man at the Helm'
  • Man at the Helm wouldn’t be out of place on the same shelf as Cold Comfort Farm and I Capture the Castle

    New York Times on 'Man at the Helm'

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