Mrs Harris Goes to Paris & Mrs Harris Goes to New York (Mrs. 'Arris #1-2)
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Yet, the heroine of the series is not a young person. She is a 60 year old charwoman in London, Mrs. Ada Harris. She is a wrinkled old woman with the spirit of a 16 year old. She is forever ready to go off on a new adventure. She gets into frightful muddles, yet survives them to come out on top. This is the London of mid to late 1950s.
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IN Mrs Harris Goes to New York, she takes up arms in defense of a boy who's being abused by a neighboring family and decides to go to New York to find hi ...more
Mrs Harris is an enchanting person - she is a cleaning lady that faces life with a very positive attitude. The day she sees a Dior dress at one of her clients, she decides that no matter what one day she'll also have to possess one of those. Therefore, s ...more
Mrs Harris is a London charwoman who had one day an epiphany about owning a Dior dress. Through perseverance and many lucky events, she amassed the required money for the pilgrimage to the House of Dior in Paris. Once there, she has to overcome a few more hurdles in order to get coveted dress, but her return to England and the fate of the dress leaves her with something more precious than what she expected. A slightly moral tale about not judging a book by its cover and about the importance o...more
Paul Gallico really is one of those authors who I wish I had met. Sadly, of course, that cannot happen, although as I believe I will be working in the cat section of heaven, I'm sure I will meet up with him there.
La primera me ha gustado bastante, es divertida, tiene un toque que es una mezcla de lo ridículo y surrealista y me agradó mucho el final tan agridulce.
La segunda no fui capaz de terminarla.
Por lo tanto, tomad esta nota como una valoración de la primera historia exclusivamente :)
You can find my full review over on my blog, Book to the Future.
New York was even better than Paris, as we knew the character of the little char, and she lived up to expectations.
Bring on Moscow as her next adventure
He went to school in the public schools of New York, and in 1916 went to Columbia University. He graduated in 1921 with a Bachelor of Science degree, having lost a year and a half due to World War I. He then worked for the National Boar ...more