It's the summer of 2008. For the past decade, Nick and Bryony Skinner and their four children have ridden high on the economic boom, but their luck is about to run out. Suddenly, the privileged family finds itself at the center of a financial scandal:Their Central London house is besieged by the press, Nick disappears, and Bryony and the children become virtual prisoners in their own home. And Ali, their trusted nanny, watches it all. As the babysitter, she brings a unique insider-outsider perspective to the family, seeing far more than even the family itself is capable of. But when a reporter with a personal connection to the story comes asking her for the inside scoop, will Ali remain loyal to the family who never saw her as anything other than the help? Or will she tell her side?Written with Fiona Neill's delicious humor and addictive style, What the Nanny Saw is a keenly observed, often comical chronicle of the urban wealthy elite, of parents who are often too busy to notice what is going on under their own noses, of children left to their own devices, and of a young nanny thrown into a role she doesn't know how to play. It is a morality tale of our time, a tale of betrayal, the corrosive influence of too much money, and why good people sometimes do bad things.
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"Narrator Alison Larkin gives an unparalleled performance in this fascinating story of a nanny who is caught up in the lives of her rich British employers and their overindulged children in the meltdown years of the 1980s, when savings and loan scandals took down financial giants. Larkin has a seemingly unlimited supply of distinct voices, perfectly selected accents, and tremendous acting skill. Her delivery of witty dialogue, interesting historical facts, tarnished and greedy or simply clueless but endearing characters, and clever writing is irresistible. The result is an audio experience that both fascinates and repulses--but cannot be put down. A.C.P. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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