Nanny Knows Best: The History of the British Nanny

Nanny Knows Best: The History of the British Nanny

Katherine Holden


now not fairly a part of the family members and certainly an worker; idealised or demonised, the nanny has had a tough position in family members existence during the last two hundred years. Any dialogue of nannies arouses robust feelings in those that have hired them and a occasionally surprising variety of studies for the nannies themselves. one in every of our most renowned top ministers infrequently observed his mom and used to be cited through his nanny, holding her portrait via his bedside until he died. This publication weaves own tales into the attention-grabbing cultural heritage of the long-lasting British nanny. Katherine Holden is going past the myths to find the place our culture of nannies got here from and to discover the ways that it has replaced (or now not) during the last century. From the Norland Nannies 'method' and Mary Poppins' enterprise yet reasonable method of the terrifying breach of belief in Bette Davis' The Nanny and the newer The Hand that Rocked the Cradle to modern day child-tamer 'Supernanny', our tradition has alternately welcomed and rejected this method of child-care.

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