The Housekeepers (Hardback)Alex Hay (author)
'Hay sets a cracking pace... with plenty of twists and a great deal of fun, this is the perfect holiday read' Guardian
'Delightfully mischievous' The Times
'Punch-the-air good, the Edwardian heist novel you never knew you needed. Flawless, lawless fun' Kiran Millwood Hargrave
UPSTAIRS, MADAM IS PLANNING THE PARTY OF THE SEASON.
DOWNSTAIRS, THE SERVANTS ARE PLOTTING THE HEIST OF THE CENTURY.
When Mrs King, housekeeper to the most illustrious home in Mayfair, is suddenly dismissed after years of loyal service, she knows just who to recruit to help her take revenge.
A black-market queen out to settle her scores. An actress desperate for a magnificent part. A seamstress dreaming of a better life. And Mrs King's predecessor, who has been keeping the dark secrets of Park Lane far too long.
Mrs King has an audacious plan in mind, one that will reunite her women in the depths of the house on the night of a magnificent ball - and play out right under the noses of her former employers...
THEY COME FROM NOTHING. BUT THEY'LL LEAVE WITH EVERYTHING.
Dazzling, stylish and wildly entertaining, The Housekeepers lets loose an outlandish alliance of women you'll never forget...
'A great deal of fun, this is the perfect holiday read' Guardian
'Imagine Ocean's 8 had an illegitimate baby with Fingersmith - a big fat diamond of a book' Erin Kelly
'Kept me hooked 'til the last page. The strong, determined and memorable female characters pull you into their web of intrigue' Jennifer Saint
'This Edwardian heist story is such a fun read!' Good Housekeeping
'Prepare to grow hungrier for justice with every page you turn' Nina de Gramont, bestselling author of The Christie Affair
'A page-turning delight from beginning to end' Red
'Fun, fast-paced and totally immersive, The Housekeepers is a rare jewel worth coveting' Emma Stonex
'Hell hath no fury like a housekeeper scorned . . . this novel is unputdownable' House Beautiful
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 236 x 164 x 38 mm
Entirely original: an upstairs-downstairs premise set in Edwardian London, but with an Ocean's Eleven-like heist at its core... anyone who relishes a good party gone wrong will devour thisI cannot tell you how much fun you'll have with this book I'll miss these resourceful, cunning ladies, the strength of their sisterhood (both literal and figurative) and their collective pursuit of freedom. I badly needed them to win and cheered myself hoarse by the end I love everything about Alex Hay's novel... not only is The Housekeepers a rollicking good read, it's also a reminder to the powerful to ignore the downtrodden at their peril. Bravo
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