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The Manny

by Holly Peterson

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on The Manny

A great insight into New York’s super-rich, superficial and supercharged people with more money than sense. Their antics are shown to us through the eyes of a harassed, endearing mum who hires a saviour … a male nanny. Sharp, fast and fun, this is a Desperate Housewives, Sex in the City mix.

Comparison: Plum Sykes, Lauren Weisberger, Polly Williams.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Manny Synopsis

Welcome to the Grid, home to New York’s uber rich, where a manny – a male nanny – is the hottest new hire in town.

And Peter Bailey is young, fun and drop-dead gorgeous. He could be the answer to Jamie Whitfield’s prayers, even if her husband disagrees.

Peter comes from a very different world to Jamie’s. He’s cool, calm and he sees right through her attempts to fit in with her chic and sleek neighbours.

Ditching high society dinners for dancing in Brooklyn, Jamie begins to wonder if a married uptown girl can fall for a downtown guy. He’s good for her children. Could the manny be good for her too…?

The Manny Press Reviews

‘The Manny is a sharp and hugely enjoyable read. Fans of New Yorker must-buys The Devil Wears Prada and The Nanny Diaries should be rushing this one to the tills faster than SJP at a Manolo sample sale. ***** Heat


'A lively debut' Tatler


'A cleverly sub-plotted metropolitan fairy tale' Good Housekeeping


'Move over yummy mummies. The yummy manny is in town.' Spectator

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ISBN: 9780007233038
Publication date: 03/09/2007
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780007233021
Publication date: 19/02/2007
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007233038
Publication date: 3rd September 2007
Author: Holly Peterson
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,

About Holly Peterson

After a decade as an Emmy-Award winning Producer for ABC News Primetime, Holly Peterson worked as Tina Brown's right-hand woman at Talk. As a contributing editor to Newsweek magazine, Holly acts as an in-house Producer and Story Editor using her extensive Rolodex to bring in high-profile stories. Raised in "The Grid", Holly and her husband now live there happily with their three children.Photograph © Terry Gruber

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