I had not read any of comedian Dawn French's novels previously, but had enjoyed her autobiography Dear Fatty and saw an interview where she describes her new book as "very saucy indeed!"
Indeed: Rosie the protagonist is very generous with her love and compassion, in all sorts of ways!
And so, the story: following a heartbreak, English Rosie escapes to New York to become a nanny to twin boys. They are living in a large, plush Manhattan apartment with their teenage brother, domineering grandmother, loving grandfather and mostly absent father. Altogether the family is extremely dysfunctional and the atmosphere uptight, until the whirlwind and chaos that is Rosie lands and turns their lives upside down. Distinctly written in French's voice, According to Yes is a great escapist read.
Posted by Katrina
Catalogue link: According to Yes