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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

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Item description for Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson & Frances McDormand...

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is now available as an audiobook read by Academy Award-winning actress, and star of the film, Frances McDormand. Miss Pettigrew, an approaching-middle-age governess, was accustomed to a household of unruly English children. It was when the employment agency sent her to the wrong address that life took an unexpected turn. The alluring nightclub singer Delysia LaFosse becomes her new employer, and Miss Pettigrew encounters a kind of glamour that she had only met before at the movies. Over the course of one day, both women are changed - forever.

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Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5" Height: 5"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  CD
Release Date   Apr 1, 2008
Publisher   Persephone Books
ISBN  1906462062  
ISBN13  9781906462062  

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More About Winifred Watson & Frances McDormand

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Winifred Watson (1907-2002) lived in Newcastle and wrote six novels in all; she chose to stop writing after the birth of her son in 1941. The Times interviewed her at age 94 when Persephone Books reissued the book in 2000. The headline was "Bodice-Ripping Fame at 94."

Winifred Watson lived in Newcastle Newcastle. Winifred Watson was born in 1907 and died in 2002.

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Lives for a day... will be remembered forever  Aug 22, 2008
Perhaps what is most wonderful about this novel is the characterisation. Miss Pettigrew is an unusual protagonist, but one who swiftly wins over the reader's heart. LaFosse is another vibrant character who really comes off the page - and her line of unsuitable men are drawn properly, not simply as cliched exaggerations.

The plot line is all written above, but of course a synopsis can do no justice to a book, especially one which is not solely concerned with plot. The night-life Miss Pettigrew finds herself whirled through is as exciting and foreign to the average reader as to the leading lady herself - and the tale is cleverly written so that we feel neither scorn towards Miss P for her lack of experience, nor pity for the fragile life the younger character's lead.

A fantastic and enjoyable read, which has not dated any more than the tale of Cinderella before it.
Fun, whimsical read  Jun 29, 2008
I had never heard of this book until I saw a movie preview by the same name. I haven't seen the movie yet but it is on my DVD must see list. The book is a fun read! This reminds me, I was going to look for more books written by this author.
Absolutely delightful  Jun 21, 2008
This little book may become one of my all time favorites. It is a great comic novel with bright dialogue, very English humor and characters who are three-dimensional. When mousy, timid little Miss Pettigrew knocks on Miss LaFosse's door to apply for a desperately needed job, she is grabbed by the beautiful actress and pulled into a wild, exciting, slightly vulgar day that is far from the genteel, grey poverty of Miss Pettigrew's everyday life. Set and written in pre-World War II London, the book is true to its milieu with lingering Victorian mores warring with more modern sensibilities, all viewed through the eyes of a slightly bewildered, prim English governess who is eager to experience every second of this magical day. The current movie, with Amy Adams and the great Frances McDormand as Miss Pettigrew, is very true to the book, so if you liked the movie you're going to really like the book.
Better than the movie  Jun 18, 2008
Miss Pettigrew is a wonderfully funny and inspiring book. It just makes you feel good. The characters are all very well developed for such a short book that moves rather quickly through one day and you really pull for all the characters happiness. It goes to show that a good story about life will ring true no matter when it was written. I must recommend the book highly. My copy also has the original drawing in it, which are fantastic and really add to the 30s vibe when reading the book.
Delightful  May 22, 2008
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 not being "quite herself."

The description of the book on this site 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.

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