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The Nanny Hardcover – 2 Jan 2003

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  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Century (2 Jan. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0712694404
  • ISBN-13: 978-0712694407
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.4 x 4.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,634,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is one to gobble up in a single sitting" (Company)

"Hugely enjoyable" (Heat)

"A witty novel about love" (B)

"The leading comic romantic novelist of her generation" (Guardian) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The bestselling romantic comedy from the author of top ten bestseller, The Waitress. A must buy for fans of funny and romantic chick lit from top authors such as Jenny Colgan, Fiona Walker and Jill Mansell. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Format: Paperback
As Jo Green blows her candles out on her 23rd birthday cake, she realises she wants more from life than ending a village nanny stuck with her predictable boyfriend Shaun.So she takes a nannying job in London and is catapolted into a vastly different world of riches and confusion with no time to spare.
The tapestry of characters woven into Melissa Nathan's third novel is impressive,from the childrens antics at school to the nannies and bickering parents, each person is presented in depth.The sexual tension between Jo and her new flatmate Josh is entertainingly written.
You could be deceived by the cover into thinking this is just another chick lit.Its addictive to read, hilarious in parts, i found it hard to put down.I was only dissapointed when i finnished it that there wasn't more.This book is definitely on a par with 'Ralph's party'
Give this one a try - you wont be dissappointed.Its an interesting insight into the life of a nanny, and a satisfying love story, full of wit and humour.
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By A Customer on 25 April 2003
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I've read Melissa Nathan's other books - Pride, Prejudice, and Jasmine Field and Persuading Annie and really liked them. I loved the Jane Austen twist and Nathan exhibited quite a hand with cute plots and clever dialog. Liking those books as I did, I made a point to purchase The Nanny as soon as it came out in paperback. I have to admit - I was blown away by this book. Much as I liked the other two, this one is in another class. Nathan's talent seems to have just exploded - this book is much more satisfying. It's still full of her trademark humor (a bit sarcastic and I love it - but it's not off-putting). The plot takes several wicked twists with all kinds of roadblocks being thrown up for our Jo, the nanny. But it's the complexity and the finesse of this book that really grabs you - it's just a darn good tale. Jo leaves her safe village and her safe (it seems) relationship with Shaun, her friends, her family to go off the London to care for three (sometimes more) children, the offspring of Dick and "Scary Spouse" (as her eldest stepson, the Hornblower look-alike Josh, calls her.) Well, obviously no good can come of this drastic move and soon Jo's world is completely turned over - as is everyone else's in the book. All through, it's funny, sad, gentle, abrasive, silly, profound. Jo emerges a stronger and happier person at the end, as does pretty much everyone that you might care about in the book. You know that the ones you don't care about get what they deserve too - always satisfying! And best of all, although the ends aren't tightly tied up at the end, you also know it's all going to be OK for the good guys.
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By A Customer on 17 April 2003
Format: Paperback
If you like Jilly Cooper's pre-bonkbuster books (ie Imogen, Harriet etc), you will enjoy The Nanny. The feuding parents, children in assorted flavours, a hero to fall in love with, and comical policemen. Lots of laughs, a few tears and a satisfying ending. A Jolly Super read!
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Format: Hardcover
This book has everything you could possibly want. Humour, tears, relationship problems, romance, family life and some wonderful laugh-out-loud bits.
It might sound an exaggeration, but it actually made me re - evaluate the priorities in my life and about how I view it!
I was able to identify with the character of Jo, and her hopes and aspirations. Her safe relationship with Shaun, her claustrophobic family, and the frightening realisation that not every body lives their lives as her family does.
You experience the gradual freedom she feels as she meets Pippa, and of course the relationship with Josh, as their friendship develops. The writing of Vanessa and Dick's conversations is wonderful, and also the childrens characters are beautifully created.
This book had me laughing and crying. A book you will not want to put down, and one that will make you want to go out and take life by the scruff of the neck!
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Format: Paperback
I thought this book was brilliant, i really couldn't put it down. Melissa Nathan really makes the characters real enough that you can picture and relate to each situation that they face. Its not all about romance but ambitions aswell
Well worth the read.
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Format: Paperback
I was captivated by this novel from start to finish. I loved all of the characters but especially the tempermental Josh & the 2 detectives. The story was very funny & even the way Melissa Nathan wrote the dialogue for the children was perfect. I read The Waitress almost 3 years ago & was very disappointed & it took me that long to read The Nanny. I am truly sorry I waited so long to do so. I have 2 other of her books at home & intend reading them very soon. I was sad to read that Melissa had passed away as I think there would've been room for a sequel to this little gem. The Nanny would make a terrific film, so if there are any producers out there looking for their next project..!
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Format: Hardcover
I have now read enough Chick Lit books that they all start running together, but Melissa Nathan's books still continue to remain distict, separate stories.
I especially enjoyed the character of Jo, as she tried to unravel her own wants and desires -- and opinions! Josh was so very well written that I know at least six men exactly like him -- and it does seem to be rare that we see well rounded and thoroughly created male characters in books these days.
The Nanny did a great job of occupying a sleating spring day, and has now begun its journey through my friends! Keep up the wonderful writing Ms. Nathan!
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