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Chapter 5: Suspense > The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman

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message 1: by Beth A. (new)

Beth A. (bethalm) This is a cute little story about a grandma turned spy.


message 2: by MJ, Idiot's Top libriarian (new)

MJ | 1332 comments Mod
now that is a fun concept


message 3: by EJ (new)

EJ Johnson | 21 comments I was introduced to this a couple years ago through our family book club. It was a fun read although I don't comprehend Mrs. Pollifax's reason for becoming a spy. It's a bit dark as she contemplates suicide. Most of the series is fun to read too but in a couple of the books, Mrs. Pollifax is too unhappy and made me wonder if Dorothy Gilman was struggling with depression at the time she wrote them.


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