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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
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Mar 09, 08

bookshelves: persephone
Read in December, 2006

A Persephone bestseller for good reason. It's a Cinderella story about 40 year old, spinsterish Guinivere Pettigrew. Through a series of screwball moments, Miss P. comes into her own. The racist and anti-Semitic comments were a big blot on this otherwise delightful story. Can't wait to see the film version.
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CLM I just saw a trailer - it looks intriguing!


Karen I'm about halfway through it now--I agree, the anti-Semitic comment towards the beginning almost made me put it down for good, but I am trying to put it in the context of the times, and have enjoyed the rest of it so far. I do wonder why the editors didn't suggest to Watson that she do some slight revising before they reprinted--I believe she was still alive at the time it was first republished by Persephone.


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