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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Miss Pettigrew an approaching middle age governess was accustomed to a household of unruly English children When her employment agency sends her to the wrong address her life takes an unexpected tu

  • Title: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
  • Author: Winifred Watson Henrietta Twycross-Martin
  • ISBN: 9781906462024
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Paperback
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day By Winifred Watson Henrietta Twycross-Martin, Miss Pettigrew, an approaching middle age governess, was accustomed to a household of unruly English children When her employment agency sends her to the wrong address, her life takes 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 OverMiss Pettigrew, an approaching middle age governess, was accustomed to a household of unruly English children When her employment agency sends her to the wrong address, her life takes 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 a single day, both women are changed forever.

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    1. This sweet little cute little naughty little novel from 1938, with its nudity, its cocaine and its multiple sexual partners all before page 20 unfortunately throws me into the old quandary which goes what if you re in the middle of a grand evening with some of your best pals and you re as happy as Larry, whoever he was, having a great time, and then one of them out of the blue makes a racist remark What do you do Stop the party Denounce your friend Turn a lovely evening into a memorable horror s [...]

    2. Delightful book Wonderful little story that was so charming and so innocent I found myself falling in love with Miss Pettigrew page after page Her kindness, her goodness and her naivety were all described so perfectly I loved all the characters, loved the storyline itself, and found myself shedding a little tear on the last page Gorgeous.

    3. She, Miss Pettigrew, spinster, maiden lady, dull nonentity, jobless, incompetent, was bound for a night club, clad in splendour painted like the best of them, shameless as the worst of them, uplifted with ecstasy Oh thought Miss Pettigrew blissfully, I think I d like to die to night before I waken up This is Pure, Unadulterated ESCAPISM Utter delight and bliss Dear Fellow Readers You know the feeling that grabs hold of you when you are reading a delicious book that has been on your TBR shelf for [...]

    4. Down on her luck 40 year old governess Miss Guinevere Pettigrew needs to get a teaching job or she ll be evicted But little does she know when she stumbles into the glamorous life of socialite Miss Delysia LaFosse, her fortunes are about to change drastically today, for the first time in her bleak existence, Miss Pettigrew will LIVE Winifred Watson s Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day is the embodiment of the word pleasant It s just such a nice little novel full of light, soapy romance and inoffensi [...]

    5. I bought this book after having seen the movie and, as is so often the case, the book is much, much better than the film While I enjoyed the movie very much, I loved this book and flew through it Miss Pettigrew has been repressed and oppressed and one day, after meeting Delysia LaFosse, throws her convictions to the wind and decides to enjoy herself She has the best time of her life, makes tons of new friends, becomes a sort of fixer for Delysia and her degenerate crowd, earns the admiration of [...]

    6. March 2018 group read with the Retro Reads group In this 1938 book, the proper Miss Pettigrew, a governess, is sent to a new job by her employment agency She accidentally ends up at the address of a sexy nightclub singer.

    7. My Favorite Book read in 2014Did you ever get 15 20 pages into a book, and your whole body starts to quiver slightly, because it starts to dawn on you that you MAY just be reading a 5 star book And you glance at the clock, and do the math it will take you x number of hours to read this book and decide you d better clear your calendar for the next day And then a truly horrible thought leaps into your mind that if you were a widow you would not have to stop reading this book in order to make dinne [...]

    8. How do we know what latent possibilities of achievements we possess It is always with a little trepidation that I re visit a book I loved so much Will it still be a favourite or will it have lost something in the intervening years I remember enjoying this novel so much back in 2008 and kept fond memories.So, how was it The answer I devoured it in one evening, giggling a few times here and there I d forgotten the details and it was lovely to re discover them It is a light read that combines vaude [...]

    9. A fairy tale for the faint hearted.The charming story of how young Winnie came to write a book claims that her first job didn t exactly tax her time, so she filled her empty work hours with novels One of her sisters asked what she was reading, to which she replied that it was awful nonsense and she could do better herself her brother in law told her to get on with it, then Apparently she wrote the whole of her first novel in the mornings at work Where do such jobs still exist I ll put in my visa [...]

    10. This is the story of Miss Pettigrew, a 40 year old woman who until now has lived a very innocent, troublefree and rather boring life However, as the title of this novel indicates, we get to follow Miss Pettigrew on a special day when she encounters enough adventures to last her for a lifetime These adventures change her, and while we read about her day we also learn about her as a person both who she was before and who she s becoming now A lot of Miss Pettigrew s adventures were very entertainin [...]

    11. I was supposed to be doing homework, but I chose to spend an hour finishing Miss Pettigrew instead I regret nothing The book is charming, and so is the movie See and read both versions for full appreciation read the book because it s fun, silly, and just a nice read overall This was chick lit before chick lit was even a real genre If that makes sense at all See the movie because Frances McDormand is Miss Pettigrew, and it is perfect The film also features Lee Pace, aka Clive Owen s Hotter Long L [...]

    12. Rating Clarification 3.5 StarsThis is a seriously old fashioned and charming adult fairy tale, and I mean that in the best way Reading it is much like being transported into one of those classic black and white comedies starring Myrna Loy or Cary Grant very stylish, slapdash and engaging, but with little substance I feel that the recent movie adaptation added that much needed substance perfectly, which is why I ll classify the book version of Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day much like I do for the [...]

    13. This was a 2 star read, but the extra star was for a narrative and romance focusing on a middle aged spinster There were so many sexist passages that made me cringe, and a few racist ones, too I love the movie adaptation so much than this source material It was quaint and fun sort of story, but severely dated to the point of not being that enjoyable for me.

    14. I hesitated over giving this book five stars It s fluff, I told myself This is not a Literary Masterpiece It s a fun novel It s frivolous How can I give something so frivolous five stars I summed up the plot in my head to see if some Serious, Important aspect of the novel had slipped past my notice It hadn t The book was exactly as promised in some review, somewhere, I ll find it later a champagne comedy Sweet, bubbly, light.It was then that I recalled a similar description had been applied to P [...]

    15. 4 Stars for the book, 5th star for the narrator, Frances McDormand A fun book written in 1938, that takes place in London and is the basis of the 2008 film with Frances McDormand as Miss Pettigrew and Amy Adams as the nightclub singer, Delysia Lafosse LaFosse was an American in the film Pettigrew, a 40 yr old spinster who until now lived a sheltered and uneventful life She is an out of work governess who is sent to Delysia s for a job Pettigrew is caught in the whirlwind of the glamorous, Delysi [...]

    16. This is such a delightful read, I loved it from beginning to end I ve been reading so many books lately that I wished would have been shorter but with Miss Pettigrew I wish the book would have been much longer I can t believe I came across this charming, beguiling, uplifting, feel good tale by pure chance, it must have been my lucky day This became an instant classic to me after the first few pages I just love Watson s writing, the way she portrays the characters and their feelings Miss Pettigre [...]

    17. This was a fun book to read but I found myself slightly frustrated with the main theme of the book, especially with reading Emer O Toole s Girls will be Girls alongside this I think this quote from the book sums it up Every female was linked possessively by some male.

    18. This is a charming and comforting book to read when, for example, the weather is awful and you ve been sent to Milton Keynes for work and you re tired and the train journey takes than five hours and the hotel is so cheap that it considers wifi an optional extra I imagine enjoyment also correlates to identification with Miss Pettigrew, which I certainly confess to I am a plain looking spinster and happened to be wearing a tweed jacket and brogues as I read governess garb if ever there was any Th [...]

    19. Written in 1935 and originally published in 1937, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is set in a between the wars London that is a mixture of 1930 s unemployment and a 1920 s glamorous and free wheeling lifestyle Poor Miss Pettigrew, a very bad governess who is getting on in years, has one last chance to secure employment for herself before she loses her home and must rely on the workhouse to keep her alive Chance brings her to the door of Miss Delysia LaFoss, a nightclub singer and 1920 s style par [...]

    20. I feel elated All I wanted from life was a book about people whom I liked, people with whom I could possibly identify with I wanted to look at a character and see their admirable qualities reflected in me This is that book.The movie is beautiful, sweet and romantic, ao I doubted the source material, especially given my recent experences But oh, I was wrong I should have trusted this author and this book.This story is by a woman, about women and for women It s empowering, and it lifted the weight [...]

    21. L ho comprato per il titolo e perch la Beat aveva il 25% di sconto.Mai mai mai mi sarei aspettata di trovarmi di fronte ad un romanzo del 1937 e di amarlo cos profondamente, tanto da sentirne la mancanza appena finito E per questo che il libro gravita sulla scrivania da qualche giorno e non tornato al suo posto Mi piace che mentre sto facendo altro lo vedo, mi scappa un sorriso e mi rileggo alcune parti Gi a met lettura ho cominciato a consigliarlo a destra e a manca e sono anche disposta a pres [...]

    22. Miss Pettigrew is a down on her luck, middle aged governess and not a very good one at that Her last position has ended and she cannot make her rent Her agency sends her on one last appointment, but when she arrives at the apartment she finds a nightclub singer rather than a family with children The lovely Miss LaFosse, however, needs help not with children but with the three 3 men in her life and Miss Pettigrew is just the sort of woman to take charge of the situation What happens over the next [...]

    23. This is another rare book where I prefer the movie The prose is fun and easy to read, but I am glad that in the movie we don t get to hear Miss Pettigrew s thoughts, because I didn t like her character as much in the book I do feel sorry for her because of her downtrodden existence, but she comes across as a sort of Forrest Gump character who manages to solve all sorts of problems by sheer accident, or by simply saying something when she isn t really sure what is going on Also, the book is tinge [...]

    24. I adore this book It was so utterly beautiful and lovely, one of those novels that takes such pleasure in life and really captures a sense of happiness and excitement at being alive It was easy to read, full of lovable brilliant characters, hilarious and moving and just so darn good

    25. A met strada tra favola e commedia degli equivoci, non posso proprio dire di aver apprezzato questo romanzo, perch non il mio genere Probabilmente rende di pi come riduzione teatrale, se gli attori sono in gamba.

    26. In 1930s London, Miss Guinevere Pettigrew, a forty year old spinster of faded gentility , dutifully reports to the employment office at 9 15 one drizzly November morning, and is promptly informed that two suitable positions have come up One of them is a nursery governess job for Miss LaFosse, and Miss Pettigrew will be able to make the 10 o clock appointment if she quickly makes her way to Onslow Mansions Only after the spinster s repeated knocking at the door of the opulent residence does the y [...]

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