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And God Created The Au Pair by Pascale, Newland, Benedicte Smets
  

And God Created The Au Pair

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Two sisters, one recently moved to Canada and in cultural shock, the other trapped in keep-up-appearances London. Both with exasperating, disorganised, busy lives and ultra-demanding families. They exchange emails and we laugh, wince, empathise and cry at their antics.
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Synopsis

And God Created The Au Pair by Pascale, Newland, Benedicte Smets

When your family snapshots resemble NSPCC ads and it takes a quick-witted au pair to prevent your guests from burning alive, you have well
and truly arrived in motherhood…

Charlotte and Nell are sisters who live thousands of miles apart, each coping, or rather not coping, with the incalculable demands of wife and motherhood. The daily battle to avert domestic disaster and keep up with the Dickenson-Jones's is abated only by their hilariously candid e-mail exchange.

…An honest and cringingly familiar journey into the world of modern motherhood.

Reviews

'An unputdownable book that, extraordinarily, made me yearn for a dozen more children, a menagerie of household pets and a perpetual case of builders. Essential comfort reading for any mother. Please can we have a sequel, soon'
Frances Osborne, author of Lilla

's Feast and mother of two'


About the Author

Both authors live in London and have 4 children each. Benedicte Newland lived in Toronto, Canada for 5 years and her husband was editor of The Toronto Globe and Mail.

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Book Info

Publication date

18th April 2005

Author

Pascale, Newland, Benedicte Smets

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Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Autobiography: general
Family & relationships

ISBN

9780007185207

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