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The Diary of an American Au Pair

(2001)
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It seems like the perfect job: an upper middle class English family desperately needs a nanny. The father is an aspiring novelist, the children are well-heeled, and the mother's accent radiates with charm over the transatlantic phone. So young Melissa jumps at the chance to travel overseas and live an aristocratic life of tea and crumpets. But her romantic notions are shattered when she becomes an unwitting target of the family's genteel snobbery, icy wrath, and ridiculous misunderstandings. Melissa's letters home cast a sharp eye and quick wit on the family's bizarre cast of friends and relatives, but she eventually learns that a little bit of understanding and tolerance can go a long way - and can even teach her more about herself.

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"I loved this book... I found myself smiling all the way through... a lovely novel." - Margaret Forster


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April 2003 : USA Library Binding

Title: Diary of an American Au Pair
Author(s): Marjorie Leet Ford
ISBN: 1-4176-2022-6 / 978-1-4176-2022-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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March 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Do Try to Speak as We Do: The Diary of an American Au Pair
Author(s): Marjorie Leet Ford
ISBN: 0-312-26866-1 / 978-0-312-26866-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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November 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Diary of an American Au Pair
Author(s): Marjorie Leet Ford
ISBN: 0-09-958354-2 / 978-0-09-958354-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Diary of an American Au Pair: A Novel
Author(s): Marjorie Leet Ford
ISBN: 1-4000-3264-4 / 978-1-4000-3264-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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June 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Diary of an American Au Pair
Author(s): Marjorie Leet Ford
ISBN: 0-09-928642-4 / 978-0-09-928642-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Diary of an American Au Pair
Author(s): Marjorie Leet Ford
ISBN: 0-7011-6979-6 / 978-0-7011-6979-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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February 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Do Try to Speak as We Do: The Diary of an American Au Pair
Author(s): Marjorie Leet Ford
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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October 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Diary of an American Au Pair: A Novel
Author(s): Marjorie Leet Ford
Publisher: Anchor
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