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The Help

In 2011 The Help was adapted into an award winning film starring Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Emma Stone in the leading roles. The performances given by Davis and Spencer were praised for providing authenticity to the experiences of maids in the South at the time of the novel.  

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The Help

The Help is the 2009 debut novel by Kathryn Stockett. Focussing on life in the Deep South of America in the 1960s, the book has been much discussed and celebrated for its depiction of the treatment of black maids (known as ‘the help’ in white households during the period.

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