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From number one bestselling author Sophie Kinsella, the story of a girl who needs to slow down. To find herself. To fall in love. And to discover what an iron is for...

The hilarious romantic comedy from NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR Sophie Kinsella
Samantha thrives under pressure. A high-powered London lawyer, all she can concentrate on is taking the next step in her career; eating, sleeping, seeing friends – even taking a breath – will have to wait.

But just when she’s about to get everything she has ever wanted, Samantha makes a mistake. A fifty-million-pound, career-destroying mistake. Unable to face the consequences, she does the unimaginable and runs away…

Catching the first train she can, she finds herself in the countryside, outside a beautiful grand house. Mistaken for another woman, she falls into a new job as the family’s housekeeper.

Disaster ensues. In a blink, her life has shifted from writing briefs to washing them – and she has no idea how to work the washing machine. Let alone the oven. A former master of the takeaway menu, she’s now expected to whip up fine cuisine.

But gradually, she falls in love with her new life in a wholly unexpected way. Will her employers ever discover the truth? Will Samantha's old life ever catch up with her? And if it does...will she want it back?

***** EVERYBODY LOVES SOPHIE KINSELLA: *****

'Funny, fast and farcical. I loved it' JOJO MOYES
'I couldn’t put it down.' LOUISE PENTLAND (SprinkleofGlitter)
'I almost cried with laughter' DAILY MAIL
'Life doesn't get much better than a new Sophie Kinsella novel' RED
'Hilarious . . . you'll laugh and gasp on every page' JENNY COLGAN

Reviews

A delightful comedy of errors from the funniest female writer around

Company

A top summer read

Sun

Witty role-swap comedy

Grazia

Hilariously chaotic

Sunday Express

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780552772747

    April 19, 2018

    Black Swan

    432 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781409081166

    May 1, 2010

    Transworld Digital

    432 pages

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