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What the Nanny Saw Hardcover – Aug 7 2012

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  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover (Aug. 7 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594487162
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594487163
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 3.6 x 23.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 680 g
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #483,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"[Fiona Neill] mixes delicious high-roller tidbits with well-rendered characters who illustrate whyand howthe rich are different."People 

"After an uberwealthy London family gets embroiled in a financial scandal following the 2008 crash, the trusted babysitter is the one holding all the secrets. Neill’s engrossing and funny novel lives up to the titillating title."Entertainment Weekly

“Readers expecting a salacious, lighthearted romp, as anything with the word 'nanny' in the title might suggest, will find that Neill has something more substantive and biting in mind.”—Booklist

"Neill’s engrossing tale makes for an addictive read, and one can only keep turning the pages to get to the inescapable conclusion."—Library Journal

"Neill concocts a darkly fascinating portrait of the stupid-rich, and the morally superior immigrant maids they press into service. . . . In this fast-paced, dishy morality tale, Neill also delivers a thoughtful dissection of how greed and hubris helped bring the banking industry to its knees in 2008."Publishers Weekly

"[Neill's] portrayal of the family is happily addictive and their greed-driven downfall a little bit delicious."—Kirkus

About the Author

Fiona Neill is a novelist and a journalist. Her previous novel, Slummy Mummy, based on her hugely popular column in the London Times, was widely acclaimed and went on to become a Sunday Times bestseller that sold in twenty-five countries. Neill lives in North London with her husband and three children.

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By lalto on Sept. 15 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I just couldn't finish this. Tried, but just got too bored. it's too bad because I enjoyed her last book, but this one just left me cold.
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A Disappointment Aug. 14 2012
By Book Lover - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I had read the author's previous book - "Slummy Mummy" and really enjoyed it so I was looking forward to reading this book. However, I found the story to be very slow moving and the plot quite unoriginal. Nothing really happened and none of the characters developed in any way. I had to push myself to finish it. I would not recommend it at all.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Slow Burn Sept. 27 2012
By Marcy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Any fans of Slummy Mummy will likely enjoy this book as well. Once again Ms. Neill takes a weighty topic and infuses humor and humanness to make it very accessible.

Although this book was slow-paced, I still enjoyed it quite a lot. I felt like the pacing was somewhat deliberate in that it really steeped you in the world in which this story takes place and it was a long burn up to a big melt-down which was exactly how things seem to go back in 2008. Despite this being a rather serious story, humor and some interesting characters were nicely mixed in to keep it from being didactic.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
What the Nanny Saw Sept. 7 2012
By Dottie M - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Really enjoyed this book. It is timely and the protagonist (Nanny) was well-written and the reader likes her and understands her feelings perfectly.
And the description of the household and its inhabitants tells you all you need to know about everybody and their outlook and circumstances.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
How the other half lives Aug. 19 2012
By Agatha Comberton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This bok is a wonderfully written account of the peoplee who have so much money they have no real idea about loving or giving kindess to the family or their fellow man. They are almost card board people. Ali and the twins are the two in the book who need hugs and kisses. alas, ali finds her hogs given by Jake who is not worthy of her.

It doesnt end well for all the characters in this book
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Believable and Entertaining April 15 2013
By Jean Myles - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I really liked What the Nanny Saw, I was compelled to read it quickly and I never fell asleep while reading, which happens all the time because I always read before bed. I liked the story, it was believable and entertaining. I enjoyed all of the characters, even the ones I didn't like were developed well. And as a former nanny I related to everything that happened.

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