2017/08/02

BOOK REVIEW:
MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY BY WINIFRED WATSON

Title: Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day
Author: Winifred Watson
Published: 1938
Language: English
Pages: 234
Rating: 4/5


Summary:
Miss Pettigrew, a governess approaching middle age, is sent to the wrong address by her employment agency and ends up having a remarkable and life-changing day.


Review:
This book was an absolute delight to read.

This was just such an enjoyable and heart-warming read. The characters are lovely, the plot is a whirlwind and it's the kind of book that just lifts your spirits. It's an easy, cosy and sweet little story. There are some outdated views expressed in this book that can't help but bother a modern reader, but the rest of the book was fantastic.

I also really liked the little illustrations scattered throughout the book. It adds another level to the book that is really lovely.

I think this is a book that needs to be taken for what it is; an amusing, a bit exciting and very British classic. It's not going to blow your mind wide open or necessarily teach you something new, but it will remind you how enjoyable reading can be. It's a perfect read for a calm Sunday where you don't want to think too much.
You can get this book at The Book Depository*, or directly from Persephone Books
You can read more about it on Goodreads
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  1. This sounds like a classic I'd very much enjoy, but had not heard of until now. Thanks for sharing - I'll be on the lookout for this title!

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    1. Glad you liked the review! Hope you like the book if you find it :) xx Alice

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