Man at the Helm by Nina Stibbe is brilliant, honest, funny and moving too. It tells the hectic tale of a single mother and her 3 kids trying to survive life in a small and horribly judgemental village during the 1970s. It’s wonderfully nostalgic, with plenty of laughs, but also moments of such raw honesty that I cried a few times too. In between its hilarious accounts of daily life it has much to say about independence, feminism and survival. Loved it.