Au Pair(1993) – novel

McPhee Gribble – 1993
Scribe – 2013 – ebook


‘McGregor’s interest in social comedy is matched by her attentiveness to language… there is much finely rendered observation, particularly of Parisian streetcapes… Kept disarmingly simple, McGregor’s prose can be sharply evocative.’
Michelle de Kretser, Australian Women’s Book Review

‘McGregor’s vignettes of family life are spot on, and extremely wittily done… [her] elegant, readable prose keeps the whole thing fresh and bubbling.’
Imre Saluszinsky, The Weekend Australian

‘Au Pair whizzes with energy… There are many telling evocations of Paris – the novel is notable for McGregor’s sharp observation.’
Andrew Riemer, The Sydney Morning Herald

‘This is a work of delicious good fun and alarming talent. It is a challenge to find enough words to stretch across a description of this novel: clever, hilarious, wry, subtle, intense, sad, knowing… Style and individuality are stamped all over this book.’
Karen Lamb, The Age