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What the Nanny Saw Hardcover – Aug 2 2012

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books (Aug. 2 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594487162
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594487163
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 16 x 4.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 680 g
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #637,229 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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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa47677c8) out of 5 stars 48 reviews
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HASH(0xa49469fc) out of 5 stars 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.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6752150) out of 5 stars 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.
HASH(0xa6753c84) out of 5 stars Slow start Sept. 18 2012
By Jess - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I have not finished this book yet and I will update when I do but so far this book gets off to a slow start. I bought it because I am a nanny and find humor in stories like the description read - also because I'm a student and like to have a book or two for light reading when I need a break. I'm hoping it picks up.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6752e58) out of 5 stars Plodding read Oct. 16 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I am still struggling to get into this book. I am about halfway through. I cannot decide if we are supposed to like the characters or not! I keep finding other things to read instead of dedicating my reading time to finishing this book, so I guess that is the answer. Free to a good home!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa497809c) out of 5 stars 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.

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