- Publisher: Black Swan
- Format: Paperback | 416 pages
- Dimensions: 126mm x 194mm x 30mm | 281g
- Publication date: 2 January 2006
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0552772747
- ISBN 13: 9780552772747
- Edition statement: Revised ed.
- Sales rank: 19,913
Samantha is a high-powered lawyer in London. She works all hours, has no home life, and cares only about getting a partnership.She thrives on the pressure and adrenalin. Until one day...she makes a mistake. A mistake so huge, it'll wreck her career. She walks right out of the office, gets on the first train she sees, and finds herself in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she is mistaken for the interviewee housekeeper and finds herself being offered the job. They have no idea they've hired a Cambridge-educated lawyer with an IQ of 158 - Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. Disaster ensues. It's chaos as Samantha battles with the washing machine...the ironing board...and attempts to cook a cordon bleu dinner.But gradually, she falls in love with her new life in a wholly unexpected way. Will her employers ever discover the truth? Will Samantha's old life ever catch up with her? And if it does...will she want it back?
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Sophie Kinsella is a writer and former financial journalist. She is the number one bestselling author of Can You Keep a Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess and the hugely popular Shopaholic novels. She lives in London with her husband and family. She is also the author of several bestselling novels under the name of Madeleine Wickham, all published by Black Swan.
By Karina 20 Nov 2011
It's the great book of Sophie Kinsella. Reading it, you live not yours but another - main character's - life. First of all the main character lives in rush and you are reading that chapters also in rush, but when her life changes, your reading speed also changes.
There are a lot of funny moments in the book that puts smile on your face! It is one of those books, which you'd like to read once more.
'A delightful comedy of errors from the funniest female writer around' - Company. 'Definitely full of laughs' - New Woman. 'Witty role-swap comedy' - Grazia. 'Another rib-tickler from the author of the Shopaholic series' - OK Magazine