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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (271 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fay Weldon Narrator: Rula Lenska Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN:
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Hattie and Martyn hire Agnieszka, a domestic paragon, to look after baby, Kitty. But is she friend or foe? And even if she is foe, and seems likely to bring the domestic world crashing down around their ears, can they afford to let her go? Well, no! Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla | 2/17/2014

    " My second quirky Weldon novel. I liked it, then questioned it and ultimately thought it was more complex than what appeared on the surface. It would be great to discuss with a group of women and the British publisher's site poses a few good discussion questions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 2/14/2014

    " I'm only being half-facetious when I say what I don't like about Weldon is that her books are so compulsively readable I only get to spend about 24 hours with each one. If the writing weren't quite as clever or the pacing quite as break-neck I might have been able to put the book down once in a while and spread the enjoyment over a few days. Two quick notes: As artists age they often grow more contemplative and less engaged with the contemporary scene, and Weldon somehow manages the former without the latter. Her eye for what's going on now is as sharp as it ever was. Also, on first reading the historical chapters seemed a bit unnecessary and the ending a bit ex machina, but after it came together in my head I realized it's all part of one coherent point about the engagement and disengagement of this family's women with their husbands, their offspring, themselves and each other through the generations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 1/20/2014

    " Weldon at her most waspish and cynical describing the affairs of a bunch of characters all as unlikeable as each other. An easy and entertaining read, but nothing special. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TheKoreanOne | 1/20/2014

    " Despite being really easy to read, I only managed to go through short spurts with this book. After finally finishing it, I wished I had just read it one sitting. I think I might've missed out on what could've been a 5-star for me! I loved the ending! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carla Baechtle | 1/8/2014

    " just so-so. found the writing to be a little affected and the story line stilted. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 stillme | 12/27/2013

    " I actually didn't finish it - it was not very good from the start, and I couldn't drum up any interest after 30 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 12/21/2013

    " I really like this book. Very witty and the characters were all written in well. Would vreccommend this to anyone who want''''s a laugh. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dragana | 12/19/2013

    " that's what i was afraid of "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 11/24/2013

    " This was an easy entertaining read with the typical dark Fay Weldon twist. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 11/16/2013

    " A surprise ending - bold and fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ida | 10/30/2013

    " Wow! I didn't see that coming! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ellen | 1/1/2013

    " When I start a book, I 99.9% of the time finish it whether I like it or not. I could not finish this. Although I barely made it to the 'twist' in the plot, I can't imagine it would have gotten any better. There were whole chapters that were pointless. I HATED THIS BOOK. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Moem | 11/30/2012

    " A bit too predictable, but nevertheless entertaining. I generally like Weldon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 11/5/2012

    " Funny and pretty charming book about motivations. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam | 5/4/2012

    " Not the best book I've ever read, but I made it to the end without getting bored! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Traud-Detmer | 12/16/2011

    " Weldon is a really good author. I was blown away by the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 12/16/2011

    " Long time since I've read any Fay Weldon. Not really my cup of tea, but I like her style, and the fact that you're not totally sure where it's all going. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annapurna Verma | 10/14/2011

    " Really funny but so true to life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Robson | 9/15/2011

    " I really enjoyed this. I did wonder why it was told from the point of view of the grandmother but it turns out there is a very good reason. A very cleverly written Fay Weldon! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Abi | 1/22/2011

    " Well-written and gripping even as it made me thoroughly uncomfortable. The sort of disturbing story you can't get out of your head. I wish I hadn't read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Moem | 1/19/2011

    " A bit too predictable, but nevertheless entertaining. I generally like Weldon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Venuskitten | 4/18/2010

    " Martyn and Hattie employ an au pair Agnieska, whose background and motives are not what they seem. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CaterinaAnna | 12/30/2009

    " Weldon at her most waspish and cynical describing the affairs of a bunch of characters all as unlikeable as each other. An easy and entertaining read, but nothing special. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dragana | 5/21/2009

    " that's what i was afraid of "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 2/20/2009

    " I really enjoyed this. I did wonder why it was told from the point of view of the grandmother but it turns out there is a very good reason. A very cleverly written Fay Weldon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TheKoreanOne | 1/14/2009

    " Despite being really easy to read, I only managed to go through short spurts with this book. After finally finishing it, I wished I had just read it one sitting. I think I might've missed out on what could've been a 5-star for me! I loved the ending! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Abi | 9/22/2008

    " Well-written and gripping even as it made me thoroughly uncomfortable. The sort of disturbing story you can't get out of your head. I wish I hadn't read it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sue | 9/18/2008

    " I've never read a book that I liked less than this one. I really, really didn't like this book.

    I don't know why I feel like I have to finish a book when I start one, but I really shouldn't have wasted my time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ellen | 4/15/2008

    " When I start a book, I 99.9% of the time finish it whether I like it or not. I could not finish this. Although I barely made it to the 'twist' in the plot, I can't imagine it would have gotten any better. There were whole chapters that were pointless. I HATED THIS BOOK. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 stillme | 1/24/2008

    " I actually didn't finish it - it was not very good from the start, and I couldn't drum up any interest after 30 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 1/13/2008

    " Weldon is a really good author. I was blown away by the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 9/11/2007

    " Funny and pretty charming book about motivations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 8/24/2007

    " This was an easy entertaining read with the typical dark Fay Weldon twist. I really enjoyed it. "

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About the Author
Author Fay WeldonA novelist, playwright and essayist, Fay Weldon is best known for her novels The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, Praxis, and Worst Fears. She received an honorary doctorate from the University of St. Andrews in 1990, and was awarded a CBE from the Queen in 2001. In 2006, Weldon was appointed Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University in West London. She lives in Dorset with her husband, the poet Nick Fox.
About the Narrator

Rula Lenska, the daughter of a Polish count, has undertaken many national tours, including The Vagina Monologues, An Inspector Calls, and Dangerous to Know. Other stage appearances include Masterpieces, 84 Charing Cross Road, and Pericles. She also played Krystal in EastEnders and has made many guest appearances on television.