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Nick Hornby, author of Fever Pitch, will be adapting Nina Stibbe’s prize-winning Love, Nina for the BBC. It will be shown as a five-part drama on BBC One.

Hornby most recently adapted Cheryl Strayed’s Wild for the big screen. Love, Nina will be his first adaptation for TV.

The book is based on a collection of letters twenty year old Nina Stibbe wrote home describing her 'domestic' life as a nanny, the unpredictable houseguests and the cat everyone loved to hate.

In 1982 Nina moved to London, from Leicester, to work as a nanny for a very particular family. It was a perfect match: Nina had no idea how to cook, look after children, or who the weirdos who called round were. And the family, busy discussing how to swear in German or the merits (or otherwise) of turkey mince, were delighted by her lack of skills.

Hornby said, “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. We want to make a series that is as charming, funny and delightful as Nina Stibbe’s glorious book.”

Helena Bonham Carter is set to star as Georgia, mother to Joe and Max, along with Faye Marsay (Game of Thrones) as the nanny, Jason Watkins(The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies) as local author Malcolm Tanner and Josh McGuire (About Time) as Nina's boyfriend.

A broadcast date has not yet been announced. Buy the book here.

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