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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,826 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Winifred Watson Narrator: Frances McDormand Publisher: Persephone Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Miss Pettigrew is a down-on-her-luck, middle-aged governess sent by her employment agency to work for a nightclub singer rather than a household of unruly children. Over a period of 24 hours, as she becomes caught up in the life of Delysia LaFloss, her own life is changed - forever.

This charming, funny, light-hearted 1938 novel was a bestseller on its first appearance. Read by Academy Award winning actress Frances McDormand, who stars in the 2008 film as Miss Pettigrew.

Winifred Watson grew up in Newcastle and was a secretary until, in 1935, she married Leslie Pickering, the manager of a timber firm. She wrote six novels in all and died in 2002. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elizabeth Fragala | 1/29/2014

    " One of my favorite books, that I reread every year. A character study and book of hope and change, when a woman with no confidence gets an external - and internal - makeover. Fun clever, and not at all dated. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Jamie Morris | 1/24/2014

    " I remember this book. I remember I didn't make it past the first chapter. Yawn "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carol Anne | 1/19/2014

    " A delectable book. Reading it made me feel light with satisfaction, as if every word were dipped in chocolate. I'd recommend this to anyone that needs an uplifting light read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alexis Salzman | 1/17/2014

    " Charming. That's the best word I can think of to describe this book. Set in the 1930's, it follows the proper Miss Pettigrew for one day. She is a middle aged, sensible, and respectable woman looking for employment as a governess when she knocks on the door of the insatiable Miss LaFosse. What transpires is a series of outlandish events. Prior to this day Miss Pettigrew had never experienced love nor witnessed salacious behavior. But as the days events unfold, Miss Pettigrew timidly removes the shackles of propriety and lives, really lives, for the day. As the story develops she questions her notions of what is proper. She is genuine and honest with herself. She observes at one point "Oh! If a man had ever sent me a bunch of scarlet roses, I'd have lain on the ground and let him walk all over me." She is damn likable; I was rooting for her the whole time. Of course there is romance and plenty of men. Good men, scandalous men and dark, brooding, bad boys. At one point Miss Pettigrew observes "Oh dear! These men. They're wicked, but it doesn't matter. They simply leave the good men standing still... It's no use, we women just can't help ourselves. When it comes to love we're born adventurers!". A quick, uplifting read that reminded me that some of life's rules are meant to be broken. "

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