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Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 13/05/2010
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The Help is the phenomenal international bestseller (that inspired the Oscar nominated film) by Kathryn Stockett.Enter a vanished and unjust world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted not to steal the silver . . .There's Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son's tragic death; Minny, whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue; and white Miss Skeeter, home from College, who wants to know why her beloved maid has disappeared.Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny. No one would believe they'd be friends; fewer still would tolerate it. But as each woman finds the courage to cross boundaries, they come to depend and rely upon one another. Each is in a search of a truth. And together they have an extraordinary story to tell...'The other side of Gone with the Wind - and just as unputdownable' The Sunday Times'A big, warm girlfriend of a book' The Times'Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird has changed lives. Its direct descendent The Help has the same potential . . . an astonishing feat of accomplishment' Daily ExpressKathryn Stockett was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Alabama, she moved to New York City, where she worked in magazine publishing and marketing for nine years. She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and daughter. The Help is her first novel.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141039282
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 319 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The other side of Gone with the Wind - and just as unputdownable * The Sunday Times *
A big, warm girlfriend of a book * The Times *
Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird has changed lives. It's direct descendent The Help has the same potential . . . an astonishing feat of accomplishment * Daily Express *
Outstanding, immensely funny, very compelling, brilliant * Daily Telegraph *
Immensely readable * Observer *
Daring, vitally important and very courageous, I loved and admired The Help. Fantastic -- Marian Keyes
A laugh-out-loud, vociferously angry must-read * Marie Claire *
Touching, disgraceful, funny. Highly recommended * Daily Mail *
Utterly brilliant * She *
Remarkable, shocking, brave, brilliant * Easy Living *
Wonderfully engaging dialogue * Good Housekeeping *
A compelling, great first novel, with soaring highs, poignant side stories and laugh-out-loud anecdotes. You'll be sorry to finish it * Psychologies *
A winning story of courage and truth * Woman & Home *
A brisk, involving read * Metro *
An exciting and atmospheric story -- Rachel Cooke * Observer Books of the Year *
A wise, poignant novel. You'll catch yourself cheering out loud * People *

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“The Help”

Read this book when it was first released. Found it very boring and had to skip many pages because of this. I would not recommend it to friends. Regretted spending the money I spent on it.

Paperback edition
2nd October 2011
Helpful? Upvote 44

“A classic of the future”

I finished this book this afternoon after trying to drag out the ending as long as possible. I did not want to leave these characters behind; I wanted to continue on their journey with them, make sure they were OK – I... More

Paperback edition
9th June 2010
Helpful? Upvote 42
Charlie Hay at Brentwood

“The one that everyone's talking about.”

The Help is an emotional tale that is steeped in historical accuracy. It is the story of African American maids and a white writer called Miss Skeeter who wants to tell their version of events, working in a white... More

Paperback edition
8th September 2012
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