I would recommend this book, especially if you enjoy shorter books
June 19, 2010 11:01am CST
The book is a lovely little book called [i]Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day and is written by Winifred Watson 'Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day'[/i] reads like a fairy story, it is like a modernized version of Cinderella, when I say modernized I am referring to the 1930's. Really finding this book for me was like finding hidden treasure. The book had been published in 1938 and then seemed to disappear. When Persephone Books was looking for title suggestions, Henrietta Twycross-Martin took in her mother's battered copy to the London office and the book was reprinted in 2000. Persephone concentrates in forgotten classics - "mainly neglected fiction and non-fiction by women, for women and about women." I loved the structure of the book where each chapter is divided into hourly time periods from 9:15am to 3:47m the following morning. I read this book in a little over two hours - and how I enjoyed it, I think I could go as far as to say that I enjoyed it as much as Miss Guinevere Pettigrew enjoyed her day! Please, please do read this book
19 Jun 10
This is wonderful, the characters in it are absolutely adorable and the whole feel of the book is alluring, glamorous and special. It is just the book to read after a particularly hard day at work or a stressful day with the kids, but be warned, you won't put it down until it’s finished!
19 Jun 10
Hi Oldchem1, Next time I visit the bookstore I'll look for it. I hope I can find it here. Sounds like a good read and any book that would most likely be covered in as little as 2 hours to finish is quite appealing to me. Thanks for the recommendation. Have a nice day!
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19 Jun 10
Okay I should really look for this book. I can't find it in any book store anywhere. My first encounter with this story was on film. Amy Adam was in it, as well as few notable actors most of which I can't remember. I enjoyed the film but it didn't really occur to me that it's a Cinderella Story. Learning this from you, it makes sense. I will definitely buy the first copy I lay my eyes on. Thanks for the recommendation!