Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
Hemning Sternberg
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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winnifred Watson

I saw this movie six months ago or so. I didn't realize at the time it was based on a book. The movie was good but the book was even better.

Miss Pettigrew knows that this position is her last chance. Her hateful governess jobs are getting shorter and shorter and progressively less well compensated. If she cannot get this position, her long fall from prosperity will be complete and she will find herself out in the street. But Fate has a few surprises left in store for her. Everything changes when she meets her new employer, the whimsical, indecisive, and glamorous Delysia LaFosse. New doors will open, new possibilities will unfold, new sins will be tried - and for at least one day in her life, she will truly live.

This book is truly a delight. If you enjoy manners comedy, and the good ending well, you should pick it up immediately. Four stars.
Tags: books 2008, fiction
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