Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day
Publish date: 2000
Publisher: Persephone Books
Pages no: 234
Edition language: English
Miss Guinevere Pettigrew is a desperate, middle-aged governess, pretty sure that she's unlikely to find many more jobs, who by accident is sent to to the wrong address by the employment agency. Instead of a mother looking for a new child minder, she meets the glamorous and vivacious singer/actress M...
A very sweet, charming little book. Miss Pettigrew is the poor, down-on-her-luck daughter of a curate, whose last hope is to become a governess for the beautiful and glamorous Delysia LaFosse. Once Miss Pettigrew arrives at Delysia's apartment, she is swept up into immediate drama by Delysia who is ...
Charming and humorous story but I did think the film adaptation took it to a whole other level. Surprising that such topics as cocaine and a 40 something yr old virgin governess who has never been kissed would end up in a 1930s novel!
Publisher's Description: Miss Pettigrew, an approaching middle-age governess, was accustomed to a household of unruly English children. When her employment agency sends her to the wrong address, her life takes an unexpected turn. The alluring nightclub singer, Delysia LaFosse, becomes her new employ...
Light, fun, feel-good type of book about how a meek spinster changes her life through an accidental encounter with an actress. Definitely enjoyable, it reminds me of a romantic comedy movie. But, not very deep or realistic and I am surprised that it made it on the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die...
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