I recently finished reading Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day.
It was beyond wonderful. Originally published in Britain, in 1938, I was initially a bit hesitant to read it. Although I’d heard wonderful things about it, and the recent movie adaptation piqued interest, I’ve had bad luck with boring British novels.
I so didn’t have to worry about that with this book.
The story chronicles an out-of-the-ordinary day for governess, Miss Pettigrew. Sent by today’s equivalency of a temp agency to a new post as governess for Miss LaFosse, Miss Pettigrew is soon caught up in the drama of high-society life. She wins over (most) all she encounters with her common sense and practical nature. She determines to live life to it’s fullest, for at least one day of her life, and her curiosity and courage pay off, opening doors and bringing opportunities she’d never dreamed of.
As I said before, it was a delightful read and I highly recommend it. Great read for a cold-ish Saturday morning, wrapped up in a blanket and sipping on a hot cup of cocoa. Let yourself be transported to another time and place – it’s a worthwhile trip.