Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Paperback
Part of the Persephone Classics series
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Persephone Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 24/04/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781906462024
- Paperback from £12.75
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Review by iammbb
I'm so glad that "they" turned this book into a movie.If not for the movie, which I thoroughly enjoyed, I'm thinking that this book, which I also thoroughly enjoyed, might have never crossed my radar.And that would have been a shame.The book better conveys Guinevere Pettigrew's internal turmoil and uncertainty than the movie (don't books always do so?) and there are character and plot differences between the two which serve both equally well.Watson charmingly describes the trepidation and elation with which the poor, desperate Miss Pettigrew gets caught up in the social whirlwind of Miss LaFosse.All of that and happy endings all around, too!
Review by jaimjane
This is a funny and utterly charming book. It is also illustrated.
Review by Nikkles
Miss Pettigrew is a wonderfully funny and inspiring book. It just makes you feel good. The characters are all very well developed for such a short book that moves rather quickly through one day and you really pull for all the characters happiness. It goes to show that a good story about life will ring true no matter when it was written. I must recommend the book highly. My copy also has the original drawing in it, which are fantastic and really add to the 30s vibe when reading the book.
Review by amanaceerdh
delightful and charming little book. love the drawings that are included. a cinderalla story for a lonely, middle-aged woman. one day changes the rest of her life. i caught myself smiling many times while reading this book. loved the characters!!!
Review by Kasthu
Miss Pettigrew is a penniless governess out of work, when her employment agency sends her to fill a post as governess at the home of Miss Delysia LaFosse. But when she arrives, everything is turned on its head as Miss Pettigrew finds herself living in glamour for the first time in her life. Along the way, she helps out a few new-found friends, attends several glamorous parties, and finds herself being “not quite herself.”The description of the book on Amazon is that this is a kind of modern day (1930s) Cinderella tale—which it certainly is. It’s a very charming, witty, and eccentric book, one that I enjoyed immensely. There are also a series of illustrations inside, which add to the magic of this very special little book.
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