The Nanny Diaries

The Nanny Diaries : A Novel

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Nan, in her early twenties, goes to work for the wealthy X family to help put herself through college, and is shocked by their antics. Between raising the X's son Grayer, keeping on top of her studies, moving house and ensuring Mrs X's day runs smoothly, it's a wonder Nanny ever finds time to hang out with the gorgeous HH on the sixth floor. With divorce on the cards, Nanny finds herself caught up in the X's embittered world of power plays, lies and deceit. As communication rapidly breaks down,will Nanny be able to maintain the mental health of Grayer, despite the onslaught of Personal Problem Consultants, macrobiotic nutritionist and bilingual meals?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 24mm | 240g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 014100892X
  • 9780141008929
  • 166,155

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"A national phenomenon." -"Newsweek""" "Diabolically funny." "-The New York Times" "[Nanny is] Mary Poppins channeling Dorothy Parker." -"Time""" "Impossible to put down." -"Vogue" "McLaughlin and Kraus...[have a] carefully calibrated sense of compassion and delicious sense of the absurd." -"Entertainment Weekly"
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About Emma McLaughlin

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus are both in their early twenties and live in New York City. Both of them have been nannies and this is their first novel.
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3 35% (116,469)
2 13% (43,128)
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