Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

(Persephone Classics)

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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 En
LauraT
Wrote 3/4/21
Delightful little English book: I don’t know why I love English humour so much, being so distant from my way of seeing life (actually it is probably far away from English habits nowadays, if I see things correctly). Still I find myself always console...Continua
Eilan
Wrote 9/20/15
all'inizio avevo deciso di abbandonarlo perché era un po letto. in un secondo momento l'avevo di nuovo accantonato perché mi metteva un po tristezza. arrivata alla fine sono stata contenta di non averlo fatto! una bellissima storia che merita davvero...Continua
Angeligna
Wrote 9/1/13

Teatralissimo.
Delizioso e rinfrancante.

Leggero e frizzante.
La quarta stella è tutta per la traduttrice Isabella Zani.

un piccolo gioiello
Peccato che il film tratto dal libro non abbia saputo utilizzare lo spirito e la grazia di questo racconto. L'argomento e la collocazione temporale possono sembrare molto fuori moda ma la scrittura, ironica ed elegante, rendono i personaggi credibili...Continua

LauraT
Wrote Mar 04, 2021, 09:46
This [corsettes] was an amazing topic of conversation between a man and woman meeting for the first time, but she found it a thousand times more interesting than discussing the weather.
LauraT
Wrote Mar 04, 2021, 09:46
Angela said nothing. She had once heard that too much talking, too much laughing, too much animation, aged one. Apart from the primary consideration that she never had anything to say, she meant to keep her looks.
LauraT
Wrote Mar 04, 2021, 09:46
“No make–up;,” said Miss Dubarry shocked. “Why? It’s indecent, walking around naked.”
LauraT
Wrote Mar 04, 2021, 09:46
Michael,” explained Miss LaFosse gloomily, “wants to marry me. “Oh!” said Miss Pettigrew weakly. “A woman’s got to look out for these men,” said Miss LaFosse darkly. “If you don’t you’ll find yourself before the altar before you know where you are, a...Continua

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