190646202X
Miss Pettigrew lives for a day / by Winifred Watson.
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Author: Watson, Winifred, 1906-2002.
Publication year: 2008
Format: Book
Edition: [New ed.] / with a new preface by Henrietta Twycross-Martin.
Publisher: London : Persephone, 2008.
ISBN: 9781906462024 (pbk.) :
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This ed. originally published: 2000.
Miss Pettigrew is a down-on-her-luck, middle-aged governess sent by an employment agency to work for a nightclub singer rather than a household of unruly children. Over a period of just 24 hours, her life is changed - forever.
Series: Persephone classics
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Book:Miss Pettigrew lives for a day:2008.:[New ed.] / with a new preface by Henrietta Twycross-Martin.
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xii, 233 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.

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A charming tale set in the 1920s of a woman teetering on the edge of a life in the workhouse, unless she can find employment. She goes on a job interview, and is plunged into a completely different world from her own. A world of glamorous women and exotic surroundings, which Miss Pettigrew, a curate's daughter, has only seen at the cinema. Winifred Watson manages to take the reader there too, and the book is an escape into the lives and loves of its characters. The dialogue and the line drawings by Mary Thomson are wonderful. The book was considered racy at the time it was written with its mention of cocaine and nightclubs. It is also a social history in a way, showing how dependent women were on finding the right man. A reworking of the Cinderella story with a happy ending, a fairy-tale maybe, but well worth a read. The group gave it 8/10.
04/04/16
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