Susann's Reviews > Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Mar 09, 2008

really liked it
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.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day.
Sign In »

Comments (showing 1-2 of 2) (2 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by CLM (new) - added it

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.

back to top