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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Persephone Classics)

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 24 Apr 2008
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 Day
A 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.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781906462024
ISBN-10: 190646202X
Pagini: 233
Ilustrații: Black & white illustrations
Dimensiuni: 145 x 201 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.3 kg
Ediția: Rev ed.
Editura: PERSEPHONE BOOKS
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Locul publicării: Germany

Notă biografică

WINIFRED WATSON was brought up in Newcastle, where her father owned three shops. Educated at St Ronan's School, Berwick-on-Tweed, she was a secretary until, in 1935, aged 28, she married Leslie Pickering, the manager of a timber firm. She wrote Fell Top in 1935 and Odd Shoes a year later, 'two rather strong dramas...but when they received a book that was fun - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day [1938] - they would not accept it...I can remember to this day looking up at the publisher and saying, "You are wrong, Miss Pettigrew is a winner." But he just looked stubborn. I wrote another straight novel [Upyonder, 1938] and, when they did publish Miss Pettigrew, I was proved right... France published it, Australia, and even Germany was about to only the war came.' Winifred Watson published two more novels, but stopped writing not long after the birth of her son in 1941. She lived in Newcastle for the rest of her life and died there in 2002.