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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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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.

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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Publication date

18th April 2005


Pascale, Newland, Benedicte Smets

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