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THE BEARDED NANNY (working title)

Aloysius Chabossot

  • Original Title: LA NOUNOU BARBUE
  • Publication date: December 2016
  • Publisher: Auto-édition
  • Country: FR
  • 220 print pages
  • Dramedy


  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21st century
  • Location setting: France
  • Themes: FAMILY, Separation, Paternity, Mourning, PEOPLE facing life, Dependence, Resilience, LOVE / HATE, Amorous urge


Cathy is a single mother living in the countryside. When she looks for a baby-sitter, the only available person in her village turns out to be a grumpy but good-looking young man, Elias. Cathy and him fall in love, but Elias is elusive and seems to hide a heavy past...


The novel was first self-published.

Aloysius Chabossot is a French journalist and writer. His novels include FALLAIT PAS L’INVITER ! (2018).


After her husband leaves her for another woman, Cathy has to raise both their kids on her own in the tiny countryside village they had moved to. She is only helped by her aunt Lulu, who looks after them at the hairdressing salon she runs. Nevertheless, when Lulu breaks both her ankles, Cathy has to look for a nanny. The lack of choice pushes her to hire a grumpy, though good-looking, young man, who introduces himself as being a painter named Elias. He and Cathy slowly develop a mutual attraction, encouraged by aunt Lulu. Moreover, he is a very good baby-sitter for Cathy's children. Nevertheless, Elias is elusive and avoids Cathy's explicit advances, until he disappears...

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