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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Classic edition)

by Winifred Watson

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ISBN 9781906462024

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is about a down-on-her-luck, middle-aged governess who is sent by an employment agency to the wrong address: instead of a household of unruly children, she encounters a glamorous night-club singer named Miss LaFosse. Over a period of twenty-four hours her life is changed - forever. 

The Guardian asked: 'Why has it taken more than half a century for this wonderful flight of humour to be rediscovered? Pure Cinderella fantasy farce with beaus, bounders, negligées and nightclubs - Miss Pettigrew's blossoming is a delight to observe.' The Daily Mail liked the book's message - 'that everyone, no matter how poor or prim or neglected, has a second chance to blossom in the world,' while in The Shops India Knight described Miss Pettigrew as 'the sweetest grown-up book in the world and Tracy Chevalier agreed that 'Miss Pettigrew is irresistible, a perfect mix of wistfulness and joy, substance and froth.'

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day  was made into an excellent film in 2008 starring Frances McDormand and Amy Adams.

Also available as a Persephone Grey, a Persephone e-book and a Persephone Audiobook read by Frances McDormand. Miss Pettigrew was also made into an excellent film (with Frances McDormand and Amy Adams) in 2008.

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