My Cleaner

My Cleaner

Book - 2006
Average Rating:
Rate this:

" My Cleaner is a moving, funny, engrossing book."-- The Observer

"Elegant, humorous and surprising, this is a classy performance."-- The Times

"Beautifully observed, intelligent and moving."-- The Scotsman

Ugandan Mary Tendo worked for many years in the white middle-class Henman household in London, cleaning for Vanessa and looking after her only child, Justin. More than ten years after Mary has left, Justin--now twenty-two, handsome, and gifted--is too depressed to get out of bed. To his mother's surprise, he asks for Mary.

When Mary responds to Vanessa's cry for help and returns from Uganda to look after Justin, the balance of power in the house shifts dramatically. Both women's lives change irrevocably as tensions build toward a startling climax on a snowbound motorway.
Publisher: London : Telegram, 2006
ISBN: 9781846590085
Branch Call Number: FICTION GEE
Characteristics: 336 pages ; 20 cm


From Library Staff

Ten years after she has left the employ of a white, middle-class British family, Ugandan Mary Tendo is asked back to care for the household's only child. She returns to care for Justin, now a troubled young man, but her presence leads to a power struggle and unforseen tensions.

From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Aug 02, 2013

Delightful and moving read.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at MCL

To Top