"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 Express"). Kathryn 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.
Made In Chelsea: Series 1 (2 Discs)
Made In Chelsea is the hot new reality drama following the lives and loves of a group of twenty-somethings, who live in an affluent pocket of South West London and party in the most elite social circles. They're immaculately dressed, fiercely ambitious and party hard, but it's not all champagne and canapes. Behind the glamorous veneer of SW1 lies an incestuous social scene plagued by lust, heartbreak and betrayal. Littered with love-triangles, this series sees playboy Spencer stuck in a serious romantic dilemma. Caught between his true love Caggie and live-in girlfriend Funda, he is forced to make a decision that is inevitably going to leave someone hurt. Meanwhile, best friends Frederik and Francis fight to win the affections of luscious Lithuanian Agne - but who will she chose? Friendship is also tested when party girl Millie and ice queen Rosie both take a liking to Chelsea Lothario Hugo - but whose seduction will he fall for? And finally, meet flamboyant Ollie and his single BBFs Binky and Cheska who love to party along with Ollie's songstress girlfriend Gabriella. But does she know the real Ollie? This and more in the decedent borough of Chelsea, where both hairstyles and emotions run high. Let's just hope you're on the guest list...