Light, bright, and an utter delight, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is the story of a middle-aged, prim and proper governess down on her luck who suddenly finds herself in a life-changing whirl of cocktail parties and nightclubs when she is mistakenly sent to the wrong job interview.
A great summer read for when you want to enjoy a story without having to work too hard for it, I first discovered Miss Pettigrew when the film version, starring Frances McDormand and Amy Adams, showed up in my Netflix recommendations. I loved the film and was thrilled to find the book at my local library. While the movie added a little extra depth to the plot and a little more wistful, dignity to Miss Pettigrew, herself, the book, on the other hand, is pure powder puff fun and utterly charming. From what I can tell, Miss Pettigrew seems to be flying mostly under most people’s radar but I was so charmed by both the book and the film that I am going to do my best to change that by introducing everyone I can to the charming Miss Pettigrew.