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From the author of Friends, Lovers and Other Indiscretions comes a keenly observed, often comical chronicle of the urban wealthy elite, of parents who are often too busy to notice what is going on under their own noses, of children left to their own devices, and of a young nanny thrown into a role she doesn't know how to play.

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It's the summer of 2008. For the past decade, Nick and Bryony Skinner and their four children have ridden high on the economic boom, but their luck is about to run out. Suddenly, the privileged family finds itself at the center of a financial scandal:

Their Central London house is besieged by the press, Nick disappears, and Bryony and the children become virtual prisoners in their own home. And Ali, their trusted nanny, watches it all. As the babysitter, she brings a unique insider-outsider perspective to the family, seeing far more than even the family itself is capable of. But when a reporter with a personal connection to the story comes asking her for the inside scoop, will Ali remain loyal to the family who never saw her as anything other than the help? Or will she tell her side?

Written with Fiona Neill's delicious humor and addictive style, What the Nanny Saw is a keenly observed, often comical chronicle of the urban wealthy elite, of parents who are often too busy to notice what is going on under their own noses, of children left to their own devices, and of a young nanny thrown into a role she doesn't know how to play. It is a morality tale of our time, a tale of betrayal, the corrosive influence of too much money, and why good people sometimes do bad things.

"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

"Funny and absorbing, Neill's latest title offers an in-depth look at the moral latitude granted to the upper crust, wryly noted along the way by someone from the opposite end of the social spectrum. Despite the Skinners' neuroses and selfishness, a family crisis is still a family crisis, which makes for an absorbing read. Narrator Alison Larkin nails the absurdity of urban London haute." ---Library Journal Audio Review

"The audiobook is enhanced by the mercurial reading ability of the narrator Allison Larkin. She does not just read but acts out each character in subtle manner, with shifts to accents and depth or lightness of tones. She truly is exceptional." ---EbookNews

"[Larkin's] delivery of witty dialogue, interesting historical facts, tarnished and greedy or simply clueless but endearing characters, and clever writing is irresistible. The result is an audio experience that both fascinates and repulses---but cannot be put down." ---AudioFile

What the Nanny Saw

Author Fiona Neill

Narrated by Alison Larkin

Publication date Aug 2, 2012

Running time 16 hrs

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