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Be Frank With Me
Author: Julia Claiborne Johnson

ISBN: 9781782399179
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 27 January 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.8 x 2.3
A captivating tale, full of heart and humour: introducing an eccentric boy, his reclusive writer mother and the intrepid young woman sent to 'mind' them.

A sparkling talent makes her fiction debut with this infectious novel that combines the charming pluck of Eloise, the poignant psychological quirks of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the page- turning spirit of Where'd You Go, Bernadette.

Reclusive literary legend M. M. 'Mimi' Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style ponzi scheme, she's flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies-with a few stipulations: No Ivy-Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids. Quiet, discreet, sane.

When Alice Whitley arrives at the Banning mansion, she's put to work right away-as a full-time companion to F...

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