Thursday, May 22, 2008

Review: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, by Winifred Watson

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.

This is Persephone #21 (endpaper below)


Trish said...

Sounds like fun--did you see the movie that recently came out?

Teddy Rose said...

Really nice review. Thanks! I added this to my TBR, as it will be a nice change of pace.

ohdearanotherusername said...

This is one I want to read too!

The title makes it sound like it's got old-fashioned humor. Whimsical. And I love "cinderella" themes.

There was a movie? Maybe that's why it sounds familiar...

Michelle said...

I tried reading this once before but I don't think I was ready for it. Timing seems to be everything with books..


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