The Nanny Diaries
By: Emma McLaughlin; Nicola Kraus;
Genre: Novel, Young Adult,
Description: Nan has a tricky relationship with her employer, Mrs X. A non-existent relationship with Mr X. But she loves their little boy, Grayer, to pieces. In between looking after four-year-old Grayer and running a thousand errands for Mrs X, his rich, uptight Manhattanite mother, Nan is trying to have some sort of life. There's college, shopping, her friends, her cat, George. And the gorgeous Harvard boy from the sixth floor . . . But the X family's dramas keep intruding - visits from Mrs X's predatory mistress, catastrophic family outings and, as a final straw, the case of marriage-destroying panties. As drama descends into disaster and Divorce looms, Nan begins to realize how attached she's become to the X's under-loved son - and how nannying has become more than just a job. Funny, touching and true-to-life, 'The Nanny Diaries' is a modern-day Mary Poppins story: with attitude.