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  • Published: 5 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241995099
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $32.00

The Help

Amidst the turbulence of the Civil Rights movement, three Mississippi women quietly start their own revolution with a book, some toilets and a chocolate pie

Enter a vanished and unjust world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted not to steal the silver...

There's Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son's tragic death; Minny, whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue; and white Miss Skeeter, home from College, who wants to know why her beloved maid has disappeared.

Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny. No one would believe they'd be friends; fewer still would tolerate it. But as each woman finds the courage to cross boundaries, they come to depend and rely upon one another. Each is in a search of a truth. And together they have an extraordinary story to tell...

  • Published: 5 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241995099
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $32.00

About the author

Kathryn Stockett

Kathryn Stockett was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in English and Creative Writing, she moved to New York City where she worked in magazine publishing and marketing for nine years. She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and daughter. The Help is her first novel.

Praise for The Help

The other side of Gone with the Wind - and just as unputdownable

The Sunday Times

A big, warm girlfriend of a book

The Times

Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird has changed lives. It's direct descendent The Help has the same potential . . . an astonishing feat of accomplishment

Daily Express

Outstanding, immensely funny, very compelling, brilliant

Daily Telegraph

Immensely readable


Daring, vitally important and very courageous, I loved and admired The Help. Fantastic

Marian Keyes

A laugh-out-loud, vociferously angry must-read

Marie Claire

Touching, disgraceful, funny. Highly recommended

Daily Mail

Utterly brilliant


Remarkable, shocking, brave, brilliant

Easy Living

Wonderfully engaging dialogue

Good Housekeeping

A compelling, great first novel, with soaring highs, poignant side stories and laugh-out-loud anecdotes. You'll be sorry to finish it


A winning story of courage and truth

Woman & Home

A brisk, involving read


An exciting and atmospheric story

Rachel Cooke, Observer Books of the Year

A wise, poignant novel. You'll catch yourself cheering out loud


Lush, original and poignant. A wondrous novel set in the deep south told through the authentic voices of Aibileen, Minnie and Skeeter, three unforgettable women whose lives and points of view intersect vividly against a landscape of hopeful change in America. You will be swept away as they work, play and love during a time when possibilities for women were few but their dreams of the future were limitless. A glorious read.

Adriana Trigiani

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