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The Maid's Room: 'A modern-day The Help' - Emerald Street Paperback – 19 Apr 2018

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (19 April 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1473659590
  • ISBN-13: 978-1473659599
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 2.4 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 165,543 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A modern-day The Help (Emerald Street)

Passionate . . . This powerful novel is pretty bleak, but there are sunny patches and plenty of breezy satire. It paints an unforgettable picture of how, in the here and now, some haves can treat the have-nots. You'll be rooting for feisty Tala all the way (Daily Mail)

A beautifully written and deeply moving novel . . . crafted with a mixture of grim detail, dark humour and poignancy, at times it's hard to believe that this book is a work of fiction. Genuinely excellent. ***** (Heat)

Heartbreaking but uplifting read (Candis)

A brilliant and eye-opening read (Prima)

It's informative, but there's a darned good story there too. I was completely tied up in the mystery of which of the employers was writing the blog detailing all the ways you should keep your servant in check and my heart was in my mouth for Tala and Dolly on more than one occasion. It's a book to read and then read again so that you can appreciate all the nuances. (The Book Bag)

Fiona Mitchell's debut lifts the lid on life as a female domestic worker in Singapore . . . Touching (Grazia)

I loved The Maid's Room with its exquisite writing, married with a shocking and powerful story line that had me gripped and moved until the uplifting conclusion. A fascinating read about survival and the strength and resilience of the human heart. (Katie Marsh, author of A LIFE WITHOUT YOU and THIS BEAUTIFUL LIFE)

A beautifully written debut that's both moving and humorous with characters I truly cared about. I loved everything about it! (Claire Douglas, Sunday Times bestselling author of LOCAL GIRL MISSING and LAST SEEN ALIVE)

The Maid's Room pulls no punches in bringing home the message that migrant workers are treated shockingly, but also recognises that the women employing these maids are often living unhappy lives too, albeit in the luxury their money provides . . . there is humour in the book and uplifting moments which restore some faith in human nature. Essentially though this is a book with a strong message about the exploitation of migrant workers, which will leave you questioning the way the rich treat the poor. (On Magazine)

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For readers of The Help and The Invention of Wings, a searing and sweeping debut novel that gives a new and unforgettable perspective on modern day domestic workers.

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