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Falling madly in love, even when you know that by loving you risk all you could happen to anyone. The Au Pair bravely goes where no other book has gone, and tells the story which so many women have experienced, with complete honesty. There is no other lesbian account that addresses the issues faced in the title as directly, and as openly. Furthermore, it is a tale that everyone who has encountered similar circumstances will be able to identify with, and benefit from. Whether it is a mother, whose daughter reveals herself to be gay, or a young woman, trying to come to terms with her sexuality. The Au Pair is a true story of a British wife and mother of three whose life is turned upside down when she meets and falls in love with her pretty and much younger Afrikaans au pair. In essence this is an unconventional love story, a candid memoir of how two women found each other at an inopportune time of their lives. How they overcame and faced reactions of their relationship from their families and friends; and ultimately dealing with their own guilt.

Written as it happened, one can feel the urgency and passion woven intricately through the pages of this jaw-dropping and at times humorous memoir.

BiographyBiography: generalAutobiography: generalBiographyDiaries, letters & journalsBiographyMemoirsBiographyTrue storiesTrue stories of heroism, endurance & survivalLGBT & Gender StudiesGay & Lesbian studiesLesbian studies Publisher: Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd Publication Date: 01/11/2010 ISBN-13: 9781770099081  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Michele Macfarlane was born in South Africa, but experienced a somewhat nomadic childhood with the constant moving of her parents, before their final settling in England when she was fourteen years old. Even from youth Michele remembers being interested in the crossing over of sexual identities, and she followed her fascination for dressing up and playing different roles by attending the Coventry Centre for Performing Arts, where she studied drama. It was here that she met her now ex-husband, and father of her three children. She moved on, however, to the music college, in the subsequent following of a new interest in opera singing. Following the events described in The Au Pair, Michele now lives in Cape Town, South Africa, with her lover, Marizette.

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