Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day

Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day

Book - 2008
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A governess is sent by an employment afency to the wrong address, where she encounters a glamourous night-club singer, Miss LaFosse.
Publisher: London, England : Persephone, [2008]
ISBN: 9781906462024
190646202X
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: xii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Twycross-Martin, Henrietta

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MrsZimmLovesBooks
Oct 03, 2019

Cute peak into a day in the life of a 'straight laced" lady who surprises herself when she finds herself in the employ of a woman whose morals and lifestyle contrast greatly with her own. An easy read . . .made me laugh out loud!

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PinesandPrejudice
Nov 05, 2016

I picked up this book because I adore this movie so much. And the book did not disappoint. It is, indeed, different than the movie however, the tone and the delightfulness are the same. The characters make me happy and the love story is simple yet sweet. And it is just as much about friendship love, romantic love and self-love as anything I've ever read. Very good, enjoyable, sweet read.

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petico
Sep 07, 2015

Thoroughly delightful and escapist, even though it's so old. What fun!

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jazpur
Dec 03, 2014

I enjoyed the film so much I tracked down the book on which it was based and was so glad I did. The book is a whimsical delight.

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dschu930
Jul 04, 2014

I tracked down this book because I thoroughly enjoyed the Frances McDormand film. The book is even more delightful. It is lovely fluff with no higher meaning; just a pleasant visit with very nice people. Miss Pettigrew deserved her happy ending.

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ownedbydoxies
Oct 28, 2011

A fun, old-fashioned read. One of those books you can enjoy without having to think too hard! The illustrations are charming as well.

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rpawlick
Sep 24, 2011

This is a cute, light read. All anyone needs is an outsider to enlighten them and show them the way while helping themselves along too. We can learn something from others.

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ShEeP_oF_dOoM
Sep 18, 2011

Mostly, "day" novels are depressing ie. Mrs Dalloway. After watching the hours, a friend reccomended this book. I must admit, it was just as rewarding as Reading Mrs Dalloway, but it was funnier.

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Cecilturtle
Jul 24, 2011

What an absolutely delightful read! It's marvelously refreshing to have a proper lady do properly unladylike actions and still remain proper! Despite risqué scenes, shocking behaviours and an imbroglio of relationships, this book remains sweet, moving and inspiring. We can all hope to be as straightforward and modest as Miss Pettigrew, to seize the day with her composure and truthfulness and to be rewarded for fairness of mind with a touch of apropos and humour. The book maintains its freshness and lightness throughout and, despite the happy ending, only hints at the fairy tale that may lie ahead - no false promises or hasty conclusions there! The illustrations are a lovely touch - why shouldn't adults enjoy a picture book? Enchanting and heartwarming.

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maven
Dec 11, 2009

Ok for a quick, fluffy, little read.

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Cecilturtle
Jul 24, 2011

Cecilturtle thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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