The Undomestic Goddess

The Undomestic Goddess

By (author) Sophie Kinsella

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Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership. Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she’s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they’ve hired a lawyer–and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can’t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope–and finds love–is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake. But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does…will she want it back?

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  • Hardback | 374 pages
  • 154.94 x 210.82 x 30.48mm | 498.95g
  • 19 Jul 2005
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell
  • New York
  • English
  • 0385338686
  • 9780385338684
  • 754,774

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Sophie Kinsella is a former financial journalist and the author of the bestselling novels "Confessions of a Shopaholic, Shopaholic Takes Manhattan, Shopaholic Ties the Knot, Shopaholic & Sister "and "Can You Keep a Secret?" She lives in England, where she is at work on her next book.

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"Light and breezy ... Samantha is eminently likable, and overworked readers will empathize with her glee at her first full weekend off in years."--"Christian Science Monitor" "Sophie Kinsella is at the top of the chick lit game. Her plots are fast-paced and entertaining, with the perfect amount of realistic neurosis to accompany her quirky heroines."--"New York Post" "Perfectly amusing....The Undomestic Goddess is a genuinely funny, sweet book. Kinsella is a comic whiz who consistently delivers what her readers crave."--"Miami Herald" "Alovely romantic comedy."--"Washington Post"

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Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She's made a mistake so huge, it'll wreck any chance of a partnership. Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she's mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they've hired a lawyer-and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can't sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope-and finds love-is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake. But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does...will she want it back?

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