Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Publish date: April 1st 2008
Publisher: Persephone Books
Pages no: 234
Edition language: English
Saccharine fluffy story dating back to 1938 and showing its age - a couple of racist comments and the insistence that woman's main goal in life is to marry... The dated comments weren't actually what hindered my enjoyment of the book. It was the insipid story more than anything.
Miss Pettigrew has little hope of work but is surprised to find her employment agency have a vacancy for a governess. With some trepidation she sets off to the address. There she meets Miss Lafosse and just as she is pulled wildly into the apartment she is pulled wildly and wonderfully into the live...
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is the perfect book when you are feeling down and you just need something light, fun and charming to read. Even though this book hasn´t the most intricate plot, it kept me entertained for at least a few hours. I have to admit, I could have done without the few racist c...
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 ...
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