Dolly and the Nanny Bird eBook ↠ the Nanny PDF

Dolly and the Nanny Bird[Ebook] ➦ Dolly and the Nanny Bird ➥ Dorothy Dunnett – Varanus.us A Johnson Johnson mystery, first published as Dolly and the Nanny Bird Joanna Emerson apparently a gold medalled graduate of the world s finest college of nursery nurses gets caught up in a complex ki A Johnson the Nanny PDF ✓ Johnson mystery, first published as Dolly and the Nanny Bird Joanna Emerson apparently a gold medalled graduate of the world s finest college of nursery nurses gets caught up in a complex kidnap plot But the enigmatic Johnson Johnson knows the dangerous game she s playing.

Dolly and the Nanny Bird eBook ↠ the Nanny  PDF
  • Paperback
  • 257 pages
  • Dolly and the Nanny Bird
  • Dorothy Dunnett
  • 10 September 2018
  • 0394717236

    10 thoughts on “Dolly and the Nanny Bird eBook ↠ the Nanny PDF


  1. says:

    On the whole, this was probably the best of this series so far The main character is herself involved in the espionage game, though as a decoder, and thus spends a lot of time being calm and competent A heck of a lot about child care in the story, along with a great many women who have the care of children and yet care nothing for them.As usual there s a portion of the ending that steps out of adventure and could be suitably be called mad cap Almost all of these books have had a section tha On the whole, this was probably the best of this series so far The main character is herself involved in the espionage game, though as a decoder, and thus spends a lot of time being calm and competent A heck of a lot about child care in the story, along with a great many women who have the care of children and yet care nothing for them.As usual there s a portion of the ending that steps out of adventure and could be suitably be called mad cap Almost all of these books have had a section that is presumably meant to be comedic, but is where credulity is stretched to the limit


  2. says:

    You couldn t say of the anthropologists that they were stoned out of their skulls but neither were they in the way of dealing with what you might call emergencies The Booker Readmans had, at public or finishing school, never even met a Boy Scout But you would expect, alone in the howling wastelands of Canada, in a deserted railway carriage with the temperature at twenty five under, that the men for the job would be Eskimos p.22 Dorothy Dunnett is one of my favourite novelists her thriller You couldn t say of the anthropologists that they were stoned out of their skulls but neither were they in the way of dealing with what you might call emergencies The Booker Readmans had, at public or finishing school, never even met a Boy Scout But you would expect, alone in the howling wastelands of Canada, in a deserted railway carriage with the temperature at twenty five under, that the men for the job would be Eskimos p.22 Dorothy Dunnett is one of my favourite novelists her thrillers, while much lighter and less epic than her better known historical sagas, are written with typical verve, humour and drama Dolly and the Nanny Bird later republished as Split Code was first published in 1976, and is very much of its time Tag for period typical sexism, racism et cetera The premise of each novel in the Dolly series is that an independent and capable young woman becomes involved in the swashbuckling spy adventures of Johnson Johnson, the thinking woman s James Bond an enigmatic aristocrat who paints portraits as Dunnett did herself , and turns up, with his yacht Dolly, to solve or spark secret service crises, spouting witty and impenetrable asides.In this novel, the independent young woman is Joanna Emerson, a trained nanny whose father is a colleague of Johnson s and whose previous employer died under mysterious circumstances She s manoeuvred into accepting a job as nanny to the Booker Readmans, who may be involved in perfidious business, and whose offspring Benedict becomes a target for kidnappers One thing I love about these novels, and about Dunnett as a writer, is the characterisation We never really get to know Johnson, but the narrators of the novels are complex, likeable and interesting Case in point Joanna, in this book, gave me some idea of how it might feel to form strong bonds with babies and small children This is otherwise wholly outside my experience I d read this novel before, several times, but not in the last twenty years or so I remembered some details such as the melancholy last line , but the plot was pretty much opaque to me Immense gratitude to Caroline, who gave me the hardcover of this and my next read Dolly and the Bird of Paradise last Easter I don t read many hardcovers these days, because they re unwieldy when one is rushing from place to place but I spotted these on the shelf just when I craved an easy, pleasant read and was locked in place by the pandemic


  3. says:

    Ugh Hard to believe this is the same author who wrote very absorbing medieval historicals with such grace and intelligence This is cheap James Bond and deadly tedious There were 8 of these, of which this is the 7th All are apparently now out of print and good riddance Besides being ankle deep in 70s Brit slang I d forgotten how fond of brand names they were and the unexplained references to previously met characters and events, the story itself is stupid and overly convoluted I resente Ugh Hard to believe this is the same author who wrote very absorbing medieval historicals with such grace and intelligence This is cheap James Bond and deadly tedious There were 8 of these, of which this is the 7th All are apparently now out of print and good riddance Besides being ankle deep in 70s Brit slang I d forgotten how fond of brand names they were and the unexplained references to previously met characters and events, the story itself is stupid and overly convoluted I resented having to wade through tons of nautical jargon in an attempt to follow the oooh exciting yacht adventure Other references were just obscure Describing a ritzy enclave, she says, the beachside properties are expensive and large anyone from the Third Crusade would have felt instantly at home Eh Ok, that was the Kings Crusade, meaning there were, um, 3 or 4 major kings and probably a few other leaders involved, and duh a vast preponderance of knights, fighters and hangers on, just like any other war machine What the heck is she trying to say It doesn t make any sense Evenmysterious a street scene in Yugoslavia in front of each arch of the knee shops Knee shops I looked this one up and got nowhere that didn t point at places to buy knee braces She also uses words like joppling and whimming , which she perhaps made up I only found jopple on a website of made up words with humorous definitions, and whimming in a nonsense poem by John Lennon and in a blog, as a humorous extension of the noun I ll add that the usage was quite clear in the blog, but not at all in the book No idea what it was meant to convey.Probably the most interesting facet of the book is the fact that the series continuing character appears pretty much in the background and the narrative is from the pov of what is apparently a one shot It seems that each book has a different bird there s that slang again and I gather that each is the narrator, although I d have to actually look at another to find out and I really don t care to bother


  4. says:

    I ve been cataloging my books online for a few years now, but looking back it s odd that some of the writers for whom I have the greatest love barely rate a mention, due to my possibly arbitrary decision to just add books as I read them I could explain why I do this except I can t remember and I m sure it was a dreadfully boring reason and why the heck should anyone care Various editions of the novels of Dorothy Dunnett take up about two whole bookshelves all by themselves, and yet this is the I ve been cataloging my books online for a few years now, but looking back it s odd that some of the writers for whom I have the greatest love barely rate a mention, due to my possibly arbitrary decision to just add books as I read them I could explain why I do this except I can t remember and I m sure it was a dreadfully boring reason and why the heck should anyone care Various editions of the novels of Dorothy Dunnett take up about two whole bookshelves all by themselves, and yet this is the first of her novels to turn up on my Goodreads This is both uninteresting and insignificant Yet I m noting it anyway Anything to avoid company Joanna Emerson is one of Johnson Johnson s dolly birds, young women who, whatever their other qualities, tend to score high on intelligence and resourcefulness, be single and have a well defined trade which they are rather good at, all in contrast to the casual sexism of the oh so seventies titles This is Dunnett ironies abound Back to Joanna, highly trained nanny who, after a difficult adventure on a train in the middle of a freezing Canadian tundra, ends up employed by a rich New York couple to mind their new born baby Deeper agendas have conspired to bring this about, aided by the machinations of yachtman and portrait painter and freelance troubleshooter for British Intelligence, Johnson Johnson Dodging kidnap attempts ostensibly aimed at the bawling heir, negotiating the marital difficulties of her employers and the social climbing of the family next door, Joanna provides an excellent service, provided she can survive.These are rather light, fast, fun books, though not without their darker, sharper, sadder moments The hero enigmatic, surpassingly clever, deeply manipulative but hiding nasty emotional and physical scars is cast from the same mould as Lymond, Niccolo and Thorfinn, as are the supporting characters who provide us with our not entirely reliable view of them The Dolly books, nevertheless, can be a bit of a mixed bag, and though not the best, this is certainly one of the better ones


  5. says:

    Joanna Emerson, the heroine of this book, is the closest of any of the Johnson heroines to Philippa This is, of course, a very good and fun thing She s a nanny, and her character takes a nice, slow time making itself apparent She s also the only one of the Johnson heroines to already be working in the world of espionage on the side of good when Johnson encounters her Joanna gets wrapped up in a kidnapping plot that s not really, and the resulting adventure is the grittiest so far Dunnett Joanna Emerson, the heroine of this book, is the closest of any of the Johnson heroines to Philippa This is, of course, a very good and fun thing She s a nanny, and her character takes a nice, slow time making itself apparent She s also the only one of the Johnson heroines to already be working in the world of espionage on the side of good when Johnson encounters her Joanna gets wrapped up in a kidnapping plot that s not really, and the resulting adventure is the grittiest so far Dunnett sure has a thing about fathers who are horrible to their children The action includes the most emphasis on actual sailing ability, some interesting bits about disease, and a truly creepy puzzle torture prison scene.It may have been the circumstances of my life at the time I had just been called to jury duty for a grim homicide trial but this is the first Johnson book I was happy to be done with.This book was originally published as Dolly and the Nanny Bird


  6. says:

    Joanna is a highly trained nanny and nurse, but she has a father in the British Secret Service, and he finds it handy to involve her work with his During what is supposed to be a cooling off period in North America, Johnson Johnson pitchforks her into a job in New York with lots of money in the family Kidnapping is only to be expected, but it s actually quite a bitcomplicated than that.We make an interesting visit to Yugoslavia, during the time Tito was still controlling the feuding trib Joanna is a highly trained nanny and nurse, but she has a father in the British Secret Service, and he finds it handy to involve her work with his During what is supposed to be a cooling off period in North America, Johnson Johnson pitchforks her into a job in New York with lots of money in the family Kidnapping is only to be expected, but it s actually quite a bitcomplicated than that.We make an interesting visit to Yugoslavia, during the time Tito was still controlling the feuding tribes I felt that Dunnett went rather overboard in the amount of description in this book, but the plotting is clever with surprising twists


  7. says:

    Oh, c mon this is not self loathing anti feminism the Johnson Johnson books are not deep but they are funny Consider their competition of the time Bond films with Sean Connery Really, funny, no


  8. says:

    Easily my favorite heroine of the series Joanna Emerson is actually a good partner for Johnson, and this was a fun read.


  9. says:

    Fantastic Loved it So glad I m not a nanny But I LOVED the whole story.


  10. says:

    Not the same as Niccolo Very different, be warned But still fun, even if it was difficult to understand the 1980s British references.

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