Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Paperback)
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Short Description for Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day A major film to be released this year starring Frances McDormand, "Miss Pettigrew Lives for Day" is based on a delightful, funny novel first published in 1938. When Miss Pettigrew's employment agency sends her to the wrong address, her life takes an unexpected turn.
- Published: 24 April 2008
- Format: Paperback 256 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781906462024 ISBN 10: 190646202X
- Sales rank: 9,724
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Full description for Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Now a major motion picture starring Frances McDormand ("Fargo") and Amy Adams ("Enchanted")! "Why has it taken more than half a century for this wonderful flight of humor to be rediscovered?"--"Guardian""The sweetest grown-up book in the world."--"Sunday Times""Everyone, no matter how poor or prim or neglected, has a second chance to blossom in the world."--"Daily Mail," in reference to Miss Pettigrew Lives for a DayA major film released in 2008, Miss Pettigrew Lives for Day is a delightful, funny, lighthearted novel. First published in 1938, it was reissued in the United Kingdom in 2000, complete with thirty-five original illustrations, and has sold over 22,000 copies.Miss Pettigrew, an approaching-middle-age governess, was accustomed to a household of unruly English children. When her employment agency sends her to the wrong address, her life takes an unexpected turn. The alluring nightclub singer, Delysia LaFosse, becomes her new employer, and Miss Pettigrew encounters a kind of glamour that she had only met before at the movies. Over the course of a single day, both women are changed forever.