Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Turn The Page ... Tuesday
Boy oh boy did I enjoy Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. Not because it was the greatest work of literature ever written - it isn't. Not because it wasn't predictable - it was. Not because it was cynical, twisted, or had a surprise ending - it wasn't. I liked it because it just was down right sweet. This was such a feel good, clean, giggle to your self (or out loud) book.
Miss Pettigrew and the slew of characters you meet along they way will have you cheering for them, embarrassed for them, and hoping that they have more sense than they appear to have. To think to be 40-ish in today's society and be considered dowdy and an old maid ... hog wash! Well, Miss Pettigrew gets to have a second chance at her youth (this tale is set in the glamorous 1930's)- even if it's only for 24 unpredictable hours.
This is my first Persephone Books but it won't be my last! Stay tuned (I am participating in a Persephone Book swap). If you enjoy British writers and want to have a page turner that will have you smiling the whole read - this book is for you.
What have you been reading?