According to Yes by Dawn French. Recommended by Sarah (Arts & Museums Officer.)
The Foreign Land of the Very Wealthy – otherwise known as Manhattan’s Upper East Side – has its own rigid code of behaviour. So when an unconventional thirty-eight-year-old primary school teacher from England bounces into their inflexible lives with a secret sorrow and a heart as big as the city, nobody realises she hasn’t read the rule book. And for the Wilder-Bingham family, whose lives begin to unravel thread by thread, the consequences are explosive.
‘Witty, warm and surprising. A thoroughly enjoyable read which left me wanting more. Having also read Dawn French’s incredibly moving and entertaining autobiography, Dear Fatty, I wonder if the characters were based on people she met while staying in New York?’ Sarah.