What the Nanny Saw by Fiona Neill

What the Nanny Saw is a hilarious and irresistible peek behind closed doors from Fiona Neill, author of No.1 bestseller The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy.

About the author


Fiona Neill writes for The Times Magazine and is author and creator of its hugely popular 'Slummy Mummy' column. After working for six years as a foreign correspondent in Latin America, she returned to the UK to become assistant editor at Marie Claire and, later, at The Times Magazine.

Her first novel, The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy, was an international bestseller that sold in twenty-five countries. This was followed by Friends, Lovers and Other Indiscretions, which also become a Sunday Times bestseller.

Brought up in Norfolk, she now lives in London with her husband and three children.


About the book

Every family has something to hide. 

When penniless student Ali Sparrow answers Bryony and Nick Skinner's advertisement her life changes overnight. She is catapulted into the privileged and excessive world of London's financial elite. At first everything is overwhelming - from twins who speak their own language to a teenage girl with weight issues and a son almost her own age. Then there is Bryony, who has one eye on her dazzling career and the other on Ali's failings.

When boom turns to bust and a scandal erupts that suggests something corrupt has been hatched behind the Skinners' front door, their private life is suddenly public news. And as Ali becomes indispensible, she realises she's witness to things she probably shouldn't see.

But is she principled enough to keep the family's secrets when the press come prowling for the inside scoop? Or will she dish the dirt on the family who never saw her as anything other than part of the scenery?


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