Sunday, June 01, 2008

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson

I'm so glad that "they" turned this book into a movie.

If not for the movie, which I thoroughly enjoyed, I'm thinking that this book, which I also thoroughly enjoyed, might have never crossed my radar.

And that would have been a shame.

The book better conveys Guinevere Pettigrew's internal turmoil and uncertainty than the movie (don't books always do so?) and there are character and plot differences between the two which serve both equally well.

Watson charmingly describes the trepidation and elation with which the poor, desperate Miss Pettigrew gets caught up in the social whirlwind of Miss LaFosse.

All of that and happy endings all around, too!

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