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Do try to speak as we do: the diary of an American au pair

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St. Martin's Press,
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1st ed.
It seems like the perfect job: au pair to an upper middle class English family. The husband is a member of Parliament, British children are known to be well-behaved and the wife's English accent sounds charming on the transatlantic phone. So Melissa is off to England with visions in her head of tennis parties and tea on the lawn. Instead, she finds backbreaking duties, an employer impossible to please, too many opportunities for disaster in the usage of their common language and a polite but freezing undercurrent of anti-Americanism among the family's friends and relations. All of which Melissa describes with wit and charm in her letters home, while eventually discovering that a little bit of understanding and tolerance works both ways, and can even teach her something about herself.
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