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Nanny
By Melissa Nathan

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Nanny by Melissa Nathan

Book Description

When Jo Green takes a nannying job in London to escape her small-town routine, complicated family, and perfect-on-paper boyfriend Shaun, culture shock doesn't even begin to describe it. Dick and Vanessa Fitzgerald are the most incompatible pair since Tom and Jerry, and their children - glittery warrior pixie Cassandra, bloodthirsty Zak and shy little Tallulah - are downright mystifying. Suddenly village life seems terribly appealing. Then, just as Jo's getting the hang of their designer lifestyle, the Fitzgeralds acquire a new lodger and suddenly she's sharing her nanny flat with the distractingly good-looking but inexplicably moody Josh. So when Shaun turns up, things get even trickier...A heartwarming, laugh out loud romantic novel with a fantastically dysfunctional family and complicated love triangle to amuse every reader.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099427971
ISBN-10: 0099427974
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 110mm x 33mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 18-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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When journalist Jasmin Field lands the coveted role of Elizabeth Bennet in one-off adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice" she discovers that the play's director, Hollywood heart-throb Harry Noble, is every bit as obnoxious as she could have hoped. Which means a lot of material for her column. And a lot of fun in rehearsals. And then disaster strikes.

Persuading Annie by Melissa Nathan Persuading Annie, Paperback (August 2007)

Jake Mead had been Annie Markham's entire world, even though her godmother had tried to persuade her to dump him. Jake's hasty departure from her life proved that godmothers are cleverer than they look and the only thing reliable about men is that they're totally unreliable. Now, Jake is back in her life.

Learning Curve by Melissa Nathan Learning Curve, Paperback (August 2006)

Ms Hobbs, a teacher at the local primary school, is idolised by her class - in particular ten-year-old Oscar Samuels. Mr Samuels is a frazzled single father working all the hours to provide for his beloved son, Oscar. Ms Hobbs knows Mr Samuels is a heartless workaholic. Mr Samuels is certain Ms Hobbs is an interfering busybody.

Waitress by Melissa Nathan Waitress, Paperback (August 2004)

Katie Simmonds wants to be a film director. Last week she wanted to be a writer, the week before that an educational psychologist, and the week before that a florist. One thing Katie isn't short of is ambition, but she knows for certain that none of her ambitions are to be a waitress. Unfortunately, Katie Simmonds is a waitress.

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Reviews

US Kirkus Review » No, no, not that New York Nanny-an English one. Sort of like Bridget Jones, but not so jaded, with unmistakable echoes of I Don't Know How She Does It and other chick-lit classics. Gather round, twentysomethings, and identify with spunky Jo Green, who leaves the peaceful village where she grew up, tired of the same old crowd at the same old pub, ready for something, anything, new. Bidding her mates and devoted boyfriend good-bye, she arrives in London, awed by the great city-but unimpressed by the beleaguered parents who hire her about a minute after their last nanny quit. Vanessa, an advertising exec, loathes all aspects of mommydom and openly prefers her clever colleagues to Dick, her henpecked husband. The Fitzgeralds indulge themselves endlessly in vicious bickering, which troubles Jo, though she soldiers on bravely nonetheless, somewhat comforted by her own suite, huge TV, and sole use of a Renault. The three adorable children are a handful, of course; and so Jo seeks advice from the other nannies, English and foreign (all accents duly noted and elaborately mocked). The young women dish on their obnoxious employers, confess to crushes on the better-looking husbands, and tell wide-eyed Jo how to wangle days off and perks such as facials and aerobic classes. Despite her devoted boyfriend's pleading, Jo hopes to find new love with her new life. Conveniently, Josh, Dick's grown son from a previous marriage, moves back home to (she thinks) sponge off his father. Josh breaks his leg, the two bond over heaps of ironing, and at last the truth is revealed: Dick has been unable to keep up his share of expenses, and Josh, a successful accountant, has been secretly slipping him money so dear old dad won't incur the simmering wrath of his bitchy wife. Can the marriage be saved? Will wedding bells ring for Josh and Jo? Equal melodrama and farce. (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - Melissa Nathan

Melissa Nathan was born and raised in Hertfordshire. A journalist for twelve years, she turned to writing romantic comedy novels full time in 1998 and shortly afterwards Pride, Prejudice and Jasmin Field and Persuading Annie were published. Melissa discovered she had breast cancer whilst writing her first novel for Random House, The Nanny, which hit the Sunday Times Top Ten in the spring of 2003. She went on to write another top ten bestseller, The Waitress, and finished her fifth novel The Learning Curve in February 2006. Sadly she died two months later, aged 37. A new literary award, The Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance, has been established in her honour. She is survived by her husband, Andrew, and young son, Sam.

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